Monday, June 6, 2011
SELF CREATED ART COURSE
The last few weeks have had me begging for something creative but without the motivation to act. I've known for a month or two that I wanted to take an art related class of some kind this summer to get my mind away from state assessments and special ed paperwork, school in general. I NEED to feed MY soul.
I digress, back to the need for an art infusion, I couldn't find any classes that were here in El Paso and I absolutely refuse to leave this summer, so I mottled together my own "art" course with free projects found at Interweave Press and YouTube.I downloaded mixed media tutorials, beading tutorials, videos on wirewrapping are sitting in my wait list on YouTube. I really want to barely leave my house this summer, so the computer was a logical source. I'm also looking at some DVD's and ebooks from Interweave, not free, but hey, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay less than the cost of a plane ticket, gas and my sanity. For instance check out this short little teaser video from Interweave, after two minutes, my mind was racing with possibilities. short inspiration packed video Brilliant!
And Interweave Press store tons of free projects
YOUTUBE ->;The Crafts Channel (just an example of what is on YouTube. I'm not going to paint "wellies" but so fun to watch and I feel like I'm in a British art class with a couple of whacky, crafty English birds.
I hope I have inspired someone to take a step to something. When asked lately, always a question when educators are headed to vacation time, others regale me with their planned itineraries and I simply say, "I'm doing as little as possible with a maximum of fun-ness!" They recoil in shock and awe, "You mean you aren't GOING ANYWHERE????????" "Nope," I say, "and you can't make me! (insert raspberry sound here)." I cannot tell you how content I feel.....
I will update my progress on said art endeavor and hope everyone is doing just what they want with their precious vacation time!!! A little or a lot, your choice.