Thankful Thursday – Creativity

This is going to sound corny but I’m having a hard time narrowing down what to focus on today to be thankful for!  I am thankful for many of the obvious things, but today, I am thankful for having an inside job, considering the high temperature around here is supposed to be MINUS 15 with a wind chill of MINUS 30-40!

Enough about the weather.  Seriously, I am thankful for the inspiration all around me.  First, I am thankful for the wonderful Creative Series Holly is starting over at decor8.  Holly is going to coach participants on getting our creative juices flowing, figure out what we love to do, and help us do some mind mapping, starting with recalling what we loved to do as a kid.  I am so excited for this series – the timing seems perfect and I love the direction Holly is giving!

Artful BLogging magazine

I am also thankful I found the courage this week to stick with my design class.  Yes, I know, it just started and I’ve only been to two sessions so far. I have been feeling so intimidated by everyone else’s artistic backgrounds that I wanted to drop it and take a more informal one or two day design or drawing class. (note to self: Procrastination is a no-no in 2009!)  However, that’s why I’m in the class, right?!  To learn and expand my horizons outside of the corporate environment.

my line library

We have to develop a line library, meaning we have to practice drawing different types of linear and curving lines, one style per sheet.  Seems pretty basic right?  But it’s so much more than that! This exercise really forced me to open up my mind. I kept thinking of the lines you see in quilting, but I also thought of stripes, plaids, zig zags, perforations, blades of grass, even spaghetti.  Oh yea, and I got to use some of those cool artist tools I just bought!

PS – Dave is going to show me some drawing tips this weekend. He’s had a lot more art than I have.  And then I’m going to SEW… A LOT!

5 comments

  • good for you for sticking with the class! even if other people have more developed skills (it all comes with practice!) you win for being motivated. my boyfriend teaches art and the non-majors are hands-down his best students. it can be scary and intimidating to learn things as an adult, just remember that it’s not ‘normal’ to be an expert at something you just started learning. have fun!

  • Good for you jumping in and taking a design class. Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  • Hi, Glad you’re having fun with the class! Way to stick it out! Spaghetti as inspiration – who knew? I LOVE the artists totes you found! Are the shoulder straps pretty strong? I might have to have one of those!
    Paula

  • It’s cold here too. I have had to go out of town because the water pipes to our house froze. I am glad to be home though.
    Isn’t Artful Blogging fun. I took that issue with me so I could still read blogs without internet connection.

    🙂

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