Sunday, January 10, 2010

Art in the New Year

One of my goals for this year is to inject my life with some art and some fun. To that end, I signed up for several one-day classes at the local community college.  The first class was yesterday. I was a little bummed that a very good workshop for interpreters was yesterday and that I was going to miss it, but I went to my class anyway and boy, am I glad I did.

The class yesterday was called "Channeling Your Creativity in the New Year".  We basically started making a visual journal - I wouldn't call it an art journal in the way of Teesha Moore's site or even the stuff that I have been dabbling in. This was more a way of making your pages more inviting and leading you to thinking about your creative goals for the year. We did some writing exercises and a lot of collage and whatnot.

The instructor brought bags of materials for each participant. There were several extras and the instructor didn't want to take it with her, so I brought a bunch home with me. I think most of it I can share at one of the collage classes I'm taking in February and I can use it for the visual journal.  They seemed to have really different feels for me. It was fun because I tried to do some stuff that was really different than what I normally do. The colors she provided were much more muted than the ones I am attracted to, so I was able to explore a new palette without having to spend a ton of money.

We did a Dream List for 2010 and some action items were added. I think this will be a technique that I will continue to use and refine, so I'm going to continue with this and see where it leads.

Here are some of the pages from the journal we started yesterday:

 These are just a sampling. I have been editing stuff and trying to get the colors right.  Anyway, it was good. I had fun.

Also, went and saw "New Moon" today. Definitely Team Jacob. Definitely. (Really, Team Spike, but no one knows what I'm talking about when I say that... hee hee.)

1 comment:

  1. Those are wonderful pages.
    I love that you are sharing your class work with us. I am working on a healing journal. with spontaneous collage. And Melinda added a deck of me card to our group at healing art. It will be fun . You are welcome to join it to if you have time. She gives prompts on Monday and you have a week to creat a card.



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