I did it.... I signed up to Life book 2017! for those of you who are unfamiliar its a year course learning from 24 different artists. Can you imagine all the incredible wealth of art techniques and art eye candy I will be exposed too.....mmmm delicious!
I was in two minds about joining because I didn't want to be too influenced by other artists work...silly I know as we NEVER stop learning, right! another thing dawned on me as the lovely Tamara LaPorte gave a freebie taster of one of the lessons... I learnt a lot from her just in that one lesson not only techniques but the painting I produced... I loved it! and guess what it looked nothing like tamara's (not that looking like Tamara's is a bad thing, her work is gorgeous!) I'm trying to find my own style and implement the techniques I learn.
Tamara also does self meditation techniques which you can choose to do, I was going to skip it as I thought it a bit woo woo but decided to be open and try it......you know what.... it works! it helps to tap into your creativity and clears your mind.....this may not be a surprise to some of you but it was to me!
Had I not done the meditation I wouldn't have my animal I now have in the picture which is a unicorn of all animals! the most mythical and loveliest of creatures..... I think so anyway.
From this shift, is the realisation no matter if no one else likes, buys, hates, loves my work I STILL NEED TO CREATE! it completes me, its a necessity for me I can no longer run deny or hide from it. Its not a whisper...... its screaming at me!
So heres to a year of necessary art making, creating, self discovery and new friends and if people like, love, buy or hate my art......then fantastic!!!
You can access the course by pressing on the link in the sidebar, there is also 20% off until Jan14 2017. Here's to a creative 2017!