First of all you may have noticed I've played around a bit with the layout and colour theme. I'm afraid I am still struggling to find how to adjust some of the elements but I'm giving up for now!
I have finally started on a few Christmas cards in the last couple of weeks, but I will save them to share a little nearer the time. I've also dipped into a few online classes for a bit of fun.
One was with the Cloud Appreciation Society trying watercolour techniques for clouds. It was more than £40 for 90mins and the tuition was a little loose with lots of time to experiment yourself.
One was with Art Sippers at £7.99 for two and a half hours of fun, step-by-step tutorial, quizzes and jokes. The subject was a giraffe and I chose to use Gelatos as a medium. Really good for an online painting party.
For me the best one has been Something Less Boring with over two hours of tutorial for £4.50. What made it so good (apart from the ridiculously cheap price) was the combination of a whole project, with quite a lot of technique, good pacing and a really clear video set up where you could see the teacher and the canvas on a split screen. Of course I didn't finish but I will definitely return to the canvas to finish it off.
I really miss actually joining with people and creating together, but not being able to meet in person has meant a lot of really good quality courses have gone online. I've signed up to a gel printing course with Kim Herringe in Australia... I'd never get to do one of her workshops in person. Watch this space.
Thank you for stopping by. Hope you have a lovely week xxx
Thank you Claire for all these great links and artist references! Your trials are wonderful, I love your giraffe and your canvas of wild flowers!!!ReplyDelete
Also your watercolored clouds are beautiful.
Great to know that you can enjoy quietly some inline workshops!
Hugs, Coco xx
Firstly, I noticed the change on your blog immediately and I love the banner, the increased width and the light colour background! Of course I am using a PC screen not a phone, it may be different there.ReplyDelete
Secondly I am amazed you could find a tutorial for £7.99, let alone £4.99 (I'm off to check them)! Still the clouds look good, maybe still worth the price... x
Hi Claire not surprised you've given up for a while we've got better things to do than mess around trying to work out how to adjust things, I don't remember the classic interface being so difficult to understand. I am thinking of staring up another blog just to practice on but whether I'll find the time is a different matter. The courses sound interesting but the new Gel course now that's got to be fun. I really look forward to seeing how you get on with it and I'll pop over and have a look at it. I should be going to my craft club next Saturday and although it will be open I am not sure it's a good idea especially as I've got my mum to think about but I sure am missing it. Take care my crafty friend, hugs Angela xXxReplyDelete