Loving Letters!

OK, guys, I know I’ve talked about classes waaaayyy too much, but I have to tell you about just one more. It’s called Letter Love, and can be found here.

I’m really not much into lettering, but I thought it’d be fun to learn, and I know I’ll be wanting to do some creative lettering in my canvases, etc. I have to say, though, that I’m not only learning lots of artful ways to do letters, but I’m also learning to let go and have fun! I’ve worked in accounting all my life, and that mentality has always stifled my creativity. Everything had to be perfect in my art – very difficult for me to work ‘out of the box’. So here comes Joanne, a wonderful teacher, insisting that everyone find there own style. No perfect handwriting here…use your own writing and make it beautiful and whimsical and fun. Not even a pdf of the alphabet for this class — use your own handwriting. Joanne shows us how to swoop and swirl and doodle around letters, use color from different types of media, go where it takes you!

Then share your work and your comments/questions with the other students on FaceBook and/or a Yahoo group set up for the class. And you won’t find a more wonderful bunch of people!

Take a look at the class; I encourage you to give it a try!


Great class coming up ….

I love, love, love all the online classes in mixed media, and this year I plan to take as many as possible. I’m excited about a painting class — not so much a class to teach you painting techniques (although I understand there’ll be plenty of that), but more a class in how to let go of your inhibitions and insecurities and expectations… let go and just paint! Paint like a seven-year-old.
Mindy Lacefield is an amazing artist, and I expect this will be an outstanding and unusual class. I struggle with my accountant mentality and my perfectionism fighting with my creative side, so this class is perfect for me. My hope is to learn the tools to put my brain on hold and just enjoy the process. Click on the image and check it out. I’d love to have you join me there!