Anyone who's been reading this for a while knows I have a deep connection to the work of Carl Jung, and the idea that the archetypal world of myth and storytelling is a very powerful way to understand ourselves and the world. Well, guess what? There is an on-line mixed media art class being offered called "2014: The Year of the Fairy Tale."
The teacher, Carla Sonheim, is a very fine illustrator and online art instructor known for using innovative exercises and techniques to help students of all levels embrace a more playful approach to creating art. She is the author of "Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun" and "The Art of Silliness: A Creativity Book for Everyone."
Her work is really magnificent, and here is a chance to learn some of her techniques that will help your art making rise to a new level. I am taking the class myself, so you will see lots of her inspiration here in my pages as the new year starts. Letting mixed media loose on the page, and allowing playfulness and experimentation in our work is really a key element to unexpected surprises, joyful work, and exuberance in our journals. I know I tend to just settle into doing the same thing over and over, and boredom can overtake me easily as I work in my journal. I am so happy to have this opportunity for some inspiration and direction from someone who does such creative, playful work.
copyright Carla Sonheim
Here is a link to Carla's Blog: http://carlasonheim.
and here is info for "Year of the Fairy Tale" Online Class: http://www.