Thursday, July 14, 2011

I'm taking a class!

And this is my first exercise.......coloring :)

I have to admit, it was fun to try this, but I realized I didn't enjoy it much. Maybe if I had followed the directions and actually used COLOR CRAYONS instead of what I had at hand (Crayola markers) I would have liked it better? I LOVED coloring as a child! Nothing made me more giddy than a new box of shiney, sharp 64 fabulous crayola crayons! Anyway...I found the busy design and all the blank spaces that needed color a bit challenging and exhausting. I guess that part I already knew about myself: I like to paint as I go and let the design come to me rather than sketching out a design or tracing a pattern and having to have everything just right.

I'm hoping this class, taught by Wyanne and found here will be just what I need to ignite a new kind of creativity inside of me. I've normally taken seminars and online classes to learn to paint 'just like' someone else and learn their style. Of course, the goal is to take what you learn at those classes and develop your own style, but for some reason my work always looked way too similar as did others' and we could all tell that we'd shared the same experience. That's ok too....but I'm really hoping this class will help me find something deeper inside that I haven't been able to quite set free just yet. Does that sound corny? OH well.....I'm corny sometimes! haha

Come join me! It's an E-book available NOW or you can wait until August 22 and take it as a group if you like!


Serena said...

it doesn't sound corny at all, darla. i understand exactly what you're saying. i hope you have fun with the course and take from it what you need to enhance your own personal style. i used to love colouring in with felt pens or coloured pencils when i was young. btw, nice job with the crayons!

NatashaMay said...

I took Wyanne's class first time around and I LOVED it! I'm so happy you're taking it. You'll see you'll have a blast. :)

Diane said...

I've been thinking about this class and now that it's availabe in an E book--I'm very very tempted!!

Cathy Bueti said...

I used to love coloring as a kid! And recently bought a big box of crayolas! lol but haven't used them yet. Glad to hear you are taking a class! I am not familiar with Wyanne so I will check out the link! I could use some inspiration right now. Have been feeling a bit lost with longing to find a style and not just copy what I learn in all the classes I take.

Thanks for sharing this! xo