I’ve said elsewhere how my first contact with ‘art lessons’ was such a loss I almost stopped drawing and painting altogether. Recently however I stumbled over a site that offered online workshops and a free one.
Given my prior experiences I chose to do the free one before taking on anything else. Welllllll…. I was more than pleasantly surprised.
http://www.willowing.org/ is Tamara Laporte’s site and her free workshop is here http://www.willowing.org/2010/05/21/art-heart-healing-a-free-course-for-all/
Tam is full of bubbly enthusiasm for what she does, generous with her explanations and methods and has a wonderful sense of humour. Nothing special about that right? Wrong. This delightful young woman has her hands full with two rambunctious young boys under 5!!! Oh but that’s not all. Tam has rheumatoid arthritis, and if you look carefully while watching her paint, you can see that it has affected her precious artist hands. But does that stop her? Nooooooo. I can see her with a brush strapped to her hand rather than stop painting.
It took me one good look at Tam, how she works, and her art work to sign up for LifeBook 2013, which you can check out here, http://www.willowing.org/life-book-2013/
Through Tam I also discovered Motley Soul,
I learned so much through Mika’s videos I’ve been drawing like a mad woman ever since
Cheers all, hope this has been a help and inspiration to some of you to get out there and find yourself some new ways to express yourself. No I am not affiliated with either of these sites, just an enthusiastic participant and one who has found a way to break through her usual ways of drawing into a whole new and fun way of doing things.