Within the last two weeks, I started two more e-courses. (I have to admit that since I began taking painting/mixed media/drawing classes, I am totally obsessed with e-courses. Currently, it’s as if I am back in college and taking 18 hours a semester. Oh, the stress that I heap upon myself!) Anyway, it is what it is.
In preparation for the classes, I decided to make cover sheets in the journal for each. Here they are in all their glory:
The first course, “30 Days of Grace” is taught by Alena Hennessy, while the second, “Hello Soul, Hello Mantra” is taught by Kelly Rae Roberts. Both are amazing mixed media artists with different styles and processes, which is what I love about taking classes from varied artists. I am learning a broad variety of techniques and approaches, and although I am momentarily overwhelmed with all that I’ve taken upon myself, I love it. This from the woman who 9 months ago, was convinced that I hadn’t a creative bone in my body, and couldn’t draw or paint! I am not saying that all of a sudden, I am an artist, but it does go to show that each of us is creative in our own way. The word “can’t” should be banished from our vocabulary as it prevents us from realizing our true potential. As for the courses, I heartily recommend both of them.
What is your “can’t? I am here to tell you, that you can. Overcoming that limitation, is your gift to yourself and the world. Really!
All Will Be Well, ~ Julian of Norwich
I would add that lack of competence likely contributed to your thinking that you weren’t creative. Now that you have the means to express yourself, you are totally creative! Love reading about your art classes.
Virginia, You are so sweet. I love writing about my art classes, and I really appreciate you taking the time to read my blog. It means a lot. Blessings, Lydia
Awesome Lydia! Sometimes the greatest therapy there is is a fresh box of crayons or paints. Frees the spirit! Thank you so much for this! 🙂
Peace ~ Allison
Thanks Allison. Today and yesterday, I have been trying to catch up on my online drawing and painting courses. (I’ll never catch up but I am plugging away.) The thing is that it is so much fun and rewarding, and I think about how long that I thought “I can’t,” and here I am creating art. At last, I’ve seen the light–better late, than never. 🙂 Blessings, Lydia