Monday, September 26, 2011

Another Chance to Win a Space in Life Book

The amazing Tam over at Willowing, is offering a great course with 14 guest teachers.  Some amazing women are contributing to this course along with Tam.  I have taken a couple of Tam’s courses already, and she is just wonderful.  She is so informative.  You would never guess you are taking an online class.  One of the guest teachers is Adriana Almanza.   I have also taken a couple of her classes as well.  Ady has a very unique and beautiful style that is so fun to work with.  She is a great teacher and enjoys doing it as well.  To celebrate this amazing class, Ady is giving away a free spot in Life Book.  You can check out Ady's site here.  If you would like more information on Life Book, please click here.  Good luck everyone.  I hope if you don’t win, that you will consider signing up for this amazing opportunity to learn from these incredible women.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Life Book-and a give away

The beautiful Tam over at Willowing is teaching a year long course called Life Book. It’s a year long journaling experience.  It is also an awesome opportunity to learn new techniques as she is having several guest teachers participating in this course.  Even if you don’t know how to draw, you will learn so much.  You don’t have to know how to draw to be an artist or express yourself.  There are many ways to express yourself with art journaling without even drawing anything.  Tam is an incredible teacher, and she can even teach you how to draw if you so desire.  You can find out more about the course here.  

If you would like a chance to win a place in the course, visit Gritty Jane's giveaway.  You can win a place in the class or one of Jane's amazing originals.  I hope you will check the class out.  It's a great opportunity to learn some new skills from some amazing women.

Best of luck.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Growing Pains

We’ve been trying to teach our beautiful daughter some things.  She knows her ABC’s, recognized all the letters (not all the lower case, but most of them) and she can mostly count to twenty.  What else should she be learning?  How am I supposed to know?  I haven’t been three years old since…………  So, I decided to check into a Pre-K Home School program.  It looks like they charge a hefty price to go to Pre-K for some reason, so home schooling might be the way for me to go.  I haven’t found anything yet, but I just started my research.  I’m thinking this might be the perfect way to prepare her for school.  She really loves learning new things and helping around the house.  She has so much energy, and I think she gets bored here during the day.  She loves to draw and play music.  I’m hoping to get her into a creative arts magnet school once she starts kindergarten, so I’m hoping to find a curriculum that includes art and music.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I find the right thing for her.  She is a very special little girl and deserves only the very best.

Hopefully, this time next week, she will be on her way to learning everything there is for a pre-schooler to know.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Trying new things

Angela-Mixed Media Painting

Art, like life, allows room for trying new things.  Do you know that feeling you get when you put yourself out there and try something you’ve never done before?  What about the feeling when you succeed at it as well?  It’s such an awesome feeling.  It’s something I should probably try and experience more often.  I tend to stay in my safe little cocoon, and it becomes extremely repetitive.   However, I stepped a little (no extremes here) outside the box with this painting.  I experimented with the background.  I really like how it turned out.  It’s hard to see in pictures.  So much better in person.   Also, I dared to actually paint the face with paint instead of colored pencil (my safe place).  I love how the face turned out.  Guess what…….I’m going to be using paint on faces much more often.  I hope you like the results as much as I do.