Goodness where did 2014 go? Time seems to be passing in a flash and it isn’t helped by the appearance of Easter eggs in our supermarkets before the first week of January was over.
Today I’d like to share a bit of an update on what I’ve been up to since the year began –
Lifebook 2015 has begun and I’ve dipped into a few of the lessons. So far I’ve really enjoyed creating my Beacon of Light girl with Tamara Laporte. That’s her above – in all her glittery goodness! I loved doing this year long class in 2014, even though I didn’t complete a large portion of the weekly lessons I learned so much and made lots of lovely online friends.
The Documented Life Project is running again. This is another year long activity run by a group of artists called Art to the 5th Academy. Each month has a theme and there are weekly art and journaling prompts. It is lots of fun and meant I could start a whole new journal, just for 2015! More on that in another post. This girl was from the first week. I love how sassy she looks!
Another class that I’m working through is 10x10x10x10 with Donna Downey. It is based on creating collaged abstracts onto 10×10 canvasses, one each day for 10 days. Abstract is not my forte so this class has been a huge learning curve and way out of my comfort zone but I love how the first one turned out. I’m looking forward to doing an in-person class with Donna in a few weeks!!!
Ali Edwards has always been one of my favourite scrapbookers, I like the nice clean lines she uses on a page and the way each one tells a story. Over the past few years Ali has been running classes based on One Little Word – choosing a word and letting that guide you through the year. There is a year long class based around the idea and I find it a great way to get the year started and keep thinking about where it is heading.
Another class I’m trying to revisit is Supplies Me with Jane Davenport. I sort of did the class when it first came out a few years ago but never really went through all the exercises properly – this time around I plan to finish as many as I can.
Jane now offers lifetime access to her classes so the already awesome value is multiplied! I learn so much by drawing along with Jane during her online classes – surprisingly you really can learn to draw with an online class!
With a new year comes a new schedule of ATC swaps run by Darkroom Door. I have always loved playing in this monthly swap, the themes are constantly inspiring and lots of fun. It is great to be able to swap with other artists around the work with a common love of Darkroom Door products to connect us. Check out the themes for the year and all the details here.
Phew! that is quite a list and there are a bunch of other things that I haven’t included like going on an Instameet in the Brisbane China Town area and going to a burlesque/life drawing event! Talk again soon!