Saturday, September 1, 2012

Brave Girls Club

During the summer, I fell in love with the process of creating art with Jenni Horne and Sarah Ahearn Bellemare. I learned to hold the lessons lightly by experimenting with techniques without demanding perfection. I have six paintings hanging on walls, a few that I'll paint over, a few that I will gift, and pages of sketchbooks/journaling.

For the first time in 12 years, I'm not the coordinator or president of a volunteer group. I somehow learned to say no. Now that the kids are back in school, I'm gifted with a little extra time to do something for myself (I'm still volunteering and substitute teaching, but my creative side can focus on art rather than fundraising.)  I loved the online class I took this summer and want to take another soon. Several start in September. I have a shortlist of classes that meet my beginner's mind.  I am most excited about Brave Girl Art School because of the variety of mediums explored. The course reminds of me of the arts and crafts sessions at summer camp.  Only better because the participants are all there for the art.

Likely, my next online course will be in the winter (after holidays and birthday). But a girl can dream. Here is the video for the Brave Girl Art School in case you are looking for a great course and community.