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:
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.)