My friend Jacky chose "finish" as her one little word for 2013. I found that inspiring because I have some unfinished things that I want to do in 2013. I'd like to finish up the decluttering of the kids's rooms and garage, inspired by my 2012 word "home" (as well as fix the fences in the back yard). I also have some specific things to finish up from my 2011 word "health."
Jacky's post also inspired me to make a list of the unfinished online classes and work books I have. I'm documenting them below in the hopes of finishing them up this year. Creating the inventory also made me realize that, although I had plenty of drawing and photography classes, I wanted to add a mixed media art journaling class to the mix. So, I searched around the internet and stumbled upon Kelly Kilmer's class "Marvel: Your Precious Life." It intrigued me because her art journal pages are very different from my typical style. I also like the idea of a "dry" class - no paints; just paper and pens. I have so many collage images and specialty papers that this seemed like a great way to bust into my stash. I'm enjoying it so far. I'm sure you'll see pages from the class on my blog this month, and I promise to do a class review when I'm done. The page up top is from the prompt: "What is your dream for today?" And my answer was "Today I want to make art."
Here's the inventory of other classes in my hopper:
Alisa Burke's Sketchbook Delight, Part 2. Bought it on sale; haven't started it yet.
Katrina Kennedy's Exposure photography class. Bought it. Printed out the pages. Carried them around all summer. Haven't started it yet.
Iphone photography e-book. Just purchased this for myself. Want to work through it.
Chris Orwig's People Pictures (30 portrait exercises). Purchased it and really want to work through it.
Art Journals on the Go. Received this video in a blog give-away and want to watch it.
Photoshop Elements - I have one or two classes purchased to teach me PSE. It was so long again I'm not even sure where they are. Sigh. I hope to find them and work through them.
Paper for the Ipad. This isn't technically a class. But I bought the app and have a stylus on order. I'm planning to work on digital sketching this year. I have to give a hat tip to Sammi aka Journal Girl who inspired me with her 365 days of digital journaling posts.
That's a lot!!! No need to purchase any more classes until I finish these I think.
What about you? Are there classes you're working on finishing? Or thinking about joining?