I wanted to share a few new things at the start of this new week. First, I'm starting an online class offered by Strathmore. They have a series of three classes, and they're free! You can check them out at this link. Although I signed up for all three classes, I didn't (yet) do anything with the first one - Doodles by Traci Bautista. She's a super nice person (I was lucky enough to meet her a few times) and wildly creative, so I do hope to get back to it at some time. I just started Class #2 on watercolor technique, and I'll definitely learn a lot from it! I made the art journal page up top earlier this week to celebrate my birthday, and this cute little thank-you card:
The third class (force drawing) intrigues me - it will be interesting to see what it entails.
I also plan to work my way through the new free online class by Alisa Burke called Finding your Muse. You can check it out here.
Anyway, if you're looking for some new creative inspiration, check these out. The price is definitely right!
I also wanted to share links to some of the cool blogs I found during Ayala's 29 Faces Challenge. The first one is Ayala Art, hostess of the challenge. She's super sweet and very talented. The second one is Nordljus, owned by Katja in Switzerland. I love finding blogs from other countries which give me a sense of traveling there. Katja's painting and photography do just that. Finally, check out Miz Katie, a wonderful painter who has been blind in one eye since birth. I'm not sure if this is what gives her art such an interesting perspective or not, but I definitely love her style.
How about you? Got anything new to share? Anyone taking the new class offered by Shimelle (Hitchhiker's Guide to Scrapbooking)? What about the new Ali Edwards Workshop Five?
Thanks to everyone who stopped by yesterday for Storytelling Sunday. To answer your questions, no the photographs were not taken with my new camera. They were taken before I made the purchase. I have started experimenting with my new camera, but I haven't yet figured out how to download them to my computer (!!!). When I do, I will be featuring my March monthly make. Also, the boys did win the baseball game! It was a good day.
Weekly OLW Check-In. This week, I cleaned out the two storage sheds in the side yard. Threw out a variety of rusty garden tools; about two dozen deflated balls [you name it, we had it - baseball, soccer, volleyball, Irish football (yes, Henry played a season or two of this sport, also known as Gaelic football, in a San Francisco league; and, yes, he was good at it), basketball, dodge ball, etc. ]; lots of plastic sand toys; leftover hot tub supplies; and assorted other outdoor/garden stuff. I'm readying up the yard because when Deb hosts her pot luck/recipe exchange blog hop later this month (sign up information here), I'll be welcoming everybody out back.