|Art is not a thing, it's a way.|
One of my favorite things to do during the long winter, especially since our weather isn't that great and I don't feel guilty for staying inside out of the cold, is take a couple on-line art classes.
There are hundreds of options for classes so I first have to find an artist who's work appeals to me. Then I see if I can afford it, some classes are really high, to me that is anything over $50.00 and some are as low as $5-7, there are even free classes.
I sighed up for Kate Crane's Journal Soup classes 1 and 2. Here is a link so you can check it out if you like. http://www.thekathrynwheel.blogspot.com/. Kate is from the UK. Once converted to Canadian funds, I ended up paying just over $18.00 for the Journal Soup 1 and under $35.00 for the bigger Journal Soup 2 class.
|What I love most about my home is who I share it with.|
Kate has mastered the art of Mixed Media but I have a long way to go to feel comfortable with all those layers of gesso, paint, stamps and pens. It's very easy to end up with a page of MUD.
Even with the mud pages though nothing is wasted. A little more gesso and you start again. How forgiving is that!
|It's not enough to have the feather, you must dare to fly.|
I had a wonderful, messy brushes, stuff spread out all over my work space, dirty finger week while I worked my way through Journal soup. I loved every minute of it.