Friday, March 8, 2013

Excited about Learning...!!!

Hey there everyone!  Thanks for stopping by!  I have a few shares for you today, as well as some random thoughts...

I'm taking Joanne Sharpe's fabulous Letter Love 101 class, and having so much fun!  I have always loved letters and lettering; but really wanted to be more varied and playful with my lettering styles, and this class is perfect for that!  It's PACKED full of fun - lots of assignments and projects; and we are making three (that's right I said THREE) journals full of lettering!  Yeayyy!!!

The first one is like a practice book of sorts.  I had fun decorating it up...
 Can't wait to fill it with handouts, inspiration and assignments!!!




 I also finished my Monday spread in my Book of Days journal...
It's an homage to all of the classes I've been taking lately!  I am on a roll and loving all of the different things I'm learning!  The rainbow is made from layers of scrapbook paper, and I must say it was more than my poor Dylusions journal could handle.  It warped soooo bad, that I decided to stop using it as my book of days.  Don't get me wrong -  I will still use it at some point, but I have to figure out what kind of project it would be best suited for.

Anyhoo, I will keep you updated on my next Book of Days journal choice.

If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, then you know that I am constantly changing my "system" for creating.  Do I want to put everything in one journal, or have different types of journals, and if I want different types of journals - then how many should I have going at once?  Oh my goodness, the hours I've spent pondering this ongoing question!  Well I woke up from a nap the other day (after making my Love Letter notebook), with a Eureka moment!  Taking all of these classes reminds me of when I was in college.  In those days I had a notebook for each different class.  I wouldn't have even thought of mixing my notes all up in one book; it would have been too hard to find anything when I needed to!  Sooooo, why not take that approach now?  YES - it's GENIUS!  I will have a notebook for each class I'm taking!  Just like the one Joanne had us create (see pic above) for Letter Love!  A place to practice, put notes, paste handouts, and inspirations, etc.  I'm so EXCITED!!!

I will keep you updated on how this goes...




8 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love your pages Michelle!! LOVING that heart and the stitching on the first one and LOVING the rainbow on the second one!! And I hope the separate books work!!

dawn said...

WOW, great pages! love the cover of your new journal! The rainbow is such a good idea for writing. Sorry that journal isn't working out.
WAY TO GO on your lightbulb moment, a journal for each class is a GOOD IDEA!! Have fun with them!

I do hope to take that class one day, looks like fun!!

Marit said...

You have me giggle... "genius artist discovers yet another system..." *teeheehee*... good luck and have fun with this approach Michelle! Oh, and I LOVE the rainbow-page!

Trece said...

EXACTLY!! Once again, you have the genius answer!! That is kind of what I do with all my downloads, in their binders.

Jessica Sporn said...

That DOES sound like genius! Love your spread here. Great letters and colors. xo

Sharon Fritchey said...

Oh Michelle! These are both so awesome! I love the second one and your amazing style. And the first one is just a practice book? All I can say is WOW!!!!!

Colleen Garland said...

awesome art, Michelle! i am totally in love with your work!! i truly look forward to your blog posts/emails so i can see what you are up to.....you are an inspiration & SO VERY talented!! ty for sharing!!

Patricia Roebuck said...

You are so crazy talented, Michelle!! I love your creativity and excited about it. So excited you are loving all your classes and giving you an extra spark to create. Love what you have done do far!! Can't wait to see what you do next.