Happy Feast of the Epiphany and the official close of Christmas! Bummer, actually.
Back in 2014 I started taking on line classes to refocus on my drawing skills. I took one class after another. It rekindled my love for drawing. Since then I have been drawing something every day, so I didn’t need another class that tells me what or how to draw, because I already do that every day, anyway. I try new things, like a series of a particular theme, subject matter or materials used. I challenge myself to draw something I wouldn’t normally draw just to prove to myself that I can. When I get bored with a series I move on.
What I needed was a class on creativity and thinking outside the box.
One of things I have envied was people who created all sorts of things out of thin air. Now there’s the rub. How do I do that? First, not be so overly critical of what I produce. Then there is a need for a lot of practice and taking classes where I learn how to tap that side of my creativity.
One of the artists that I love taking a creativity class with is Carla Sonheim. This year I am taking her 365 Days class. I like that Carla thinks out of the box, so much so that she even had us using a glue stick to paint with yesterday. A glue stick, really? How the heck did she come up with that one? 😂. Actually it was pretty cool and I used it on a few pages….if you want to learn more about that and other things she is showing us, you’ll need to take the class.
I am posting this for you today so you can see the photos that I took for her lesson today. I learned something from this exercise that I would not have learned had I not taken this class.