Wednesday, May 30, 2012

On line classes

So, I thought I had sworn off online classes.  I can't even begin to tell you how many I have signed up for and then never made it through to the end.  For me, it's been a *huge* waste of money, especially when there is a time frame in which to complete the class and I can't seem to get it done - for whatever reason.
But guess what - I CAN'T RESIST!!!

So, this summer, I have signed up for a one-week class over at Big Picture Classes that is being taught by Amy Powers of Inspireco. It is a Happy go Lucky Stitchalong.  We are going to stitch in a grid pattern all the things that make us happy.  I've seen some of Amy's stitching projects and I can't wait to get started on my own. Below is a photo from Amy's site of a work in progress.

I know how to do some embroidering but I'm hoping to learn more techniques and gather more ideas and for $10.00 for the class - I thought, "why not!?!".
I'm also in the process of trying to register for a class on Paperclay sculpting over at Artful Gathering.  Do yourself a favor and if you haven't checked out this site you are not going to believe all the amazing classes being offered this summer.  I wish I had the time and the money to take each and every one!
The class I am originally signing up for will be a six week class and will be taught by Christy Meyers of CC's Whimsies. I've admired Christy's work for a long time and can hardly wait to give this a try.

(Photo from CC's Whimsies site)

My first foray into paperclay sculpting was over a year ago when I attended Ann-Denise's Gurlie class at the Paper Crown. 
Then, this past February, when I attended her Valentine Makery, we made a Valentine Paper Clay Doll:
I had so much fun making these dolls and I keep imagining how fun it will be to learn how to sculpt a face on a doll. Have I mentioned that I attend a doll club here in Tulsa?  
The Dolling Dames is primarily a group of ladies (and one man) that create mostly cloth dolls.  But any of you that know me, know I can't just limit myself to one medium!  ;)  
Tomorrow night is my live class at the Paper Crown with Jackie - can't wait!


  1. I have been thinking about signing up for some Artful Gatherings classes, too, but I haven't committed yet. I did however commit to a healthy eating class in which I have 3 months to watch the videos. That was a month ago. Guess how many videos I've watched? One! I know, it's just so hard to sit down and watch a video on the computer!! I feel your pain. But Amy's class looks AWESOME! I'm going to go check it out!

  2. Hell, sweet friend! I'm so glad you signed up for the class! It's going to be a lot of fun...and no pressure! See you there!


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