I signed up for Jeanne Oliver's Creatively Made e-course
awhile ago, but with everything going on over here I didn't
really have time to do more than glance at it.
Until the last couple of weeks when I realized that my time was about up
and I better get busy!
I am so glad that I didn't miss my chance.
From the art lessons to the guest artist videos
and mostly the heartfelt conversations from Jeanne.
I felt like I could relate to so much of the insight from all of them.
The main idea that Jeanne shared in the course,
is something that I have said to anyone that would listen...
in times that I could not create art, I felt that I was not complete.
I was not using one of the most important gifts that I was blessed with.
my creativity defines me in many ways.
(thankfully it trumps my ditziness!)
Thankfully those times of a lack of creating art in my life did not last long!
I didn't do this art lesson exactly the way it was taught, I have a difficult time not
incorporating a vintage photo in my work.
That is the beauty of a class like this, nobody was expected to create
the same piece of work as their 'neighbor'.
Mine started with a layering of vintage papers, just as we were shown,
much like this bigger piece that I will be working on next...
but it was smaller and quite a bit of it was covered up with the photo.
As I searched the workroom for a frame that would work,
my eye was drawn to the stack of grain sack scraps, and I had
recently dug up this vintage metal embroidery hoop for Danielle and she didn't use it,
so there is sat on the table begging to be brought back to life!
add a rusty key and what you see here is the end result of digging through the workroom!
Now what will I find to add to this one?
I would take this course all over again.
If you want to be inspired,
feel the freedom to find your voice,
learn a good many incredible tips, tricks, tools, and the many
ways for you explore new techniques for your art,
then the next time you see Jeanne offer an art class
jump right in!
Thank you Jeanne and all of the amazing artists who shared
themselves with us in this course!