Friday, April 22, 2011

I'm taking a class!

But before I get to is the last of my 3 ATCs for April. I know the colors don't seem very spring-like but it depicts spring for least this year! lol It is has been rainy and dreary since Feb 1! I think we have only seen the sun a total of 5 days since then!!!!!
And now, for the class. I am taking Traci Bautista's Creative Doodles class! It is an online, work at your own pace deal....which is what I need with my crazy work hours and back pain issues lol

Not only is this the first online class I have ever taken but I decided to move way outside my comfort zone and go big (well big for me). I am using an 8.5 x 11 journal. I normally work very small....I used to drive my teachers and professors up a wall! lol They wanted 36" or 48" canvases and I was working at around 8"-10". haha

So, here is Day 1. We have 'prompts' like 'draw circles' and we doodle. Being a real control freak, it is hard for me to just let doodling has always been very controlled lol As you can see, nothing wild and crazy here! haha And I have to say, it drives me nuts that my squares are not perfectly square! lol

Day 2....More prompts. I tried to be freer, not sure I to do you force yourself to let go and not be your normal, tense, uptight self? lol Notice, no squares so no distress about that issue. Ha!

We also had to do this "what do you see" page. Obviously, I see a mess lol I made another print of the page so I will try this again tomorrow....and the day after... until I see something I like. :-)

You can check out Traci's classes here. And there is still time to join! Classes continue until July.


Parabolic Muse said...

Cheryl! Thank you for reminding me about your site! That ACT is awesome.

Isn't Traci fun? I haven't taken one of her classes, but I would love to.

Your doodles really look 'perfect' to me. I think the colors in the last one are really pretty and enhance everything. You should put this in a frame and hang it on your wall!

Jo Anne O. said...

oohhhh so nice Cheryl!! I know you told me you had signed up but for some reason finding these surprised me! Keep it up girl, like what you are doing! I haven't done that lesson yet but you have inspired me to! :)