Thursday, 26 November 2009

Building on the Dream


I've recently been reading a fantastic and inspiring book called, "Taking Flight" by Kelly Rae Roberts.  In one of the chapters she talks about taking courses and art workshops.  Getting together with like minded people.  Learning and sharing together.  And I've really been aching to do that.  Taking it to the next level.  I've enjoyed doing a few online courses and made lots of friends.  I know doing a local art/craft course would be working on the foundation I've built through these other courses online.

However, when I did an initial search for local art courses and workshops, I just couldn't find anything.  There were plenty of holiday courses but they cost £££ and I can't do that right now.

So I let it go.

And then the other day while reading a blog, Jane Dean, that I'd not visited for a long time, I clicked on a link to Pickleberry Papercrafts (love that name).  What a great little online store!  I had a good nose around and then saw that they're about 15 mins up the road from me.  Cool.  Oh and then I saw that they do workshops and courses and there it was.  An Art Journal Workshop.  Could it be any more perfect?!  I signed up there and then.  And I can't wait til it starts!

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh good for you! I often think about this kind of thing as I am at home working alone-I always wish my blogging friends lived nearby. Let us know how this goes-if I was not at work I would definitely drive to wherever it is and join you. Maybe in retirement!

Boo said...

ooh, can't wait to see some of the stuff that you produce during and after the workshop. Enjoy! It's good to take time to do something for you sometimes isn't it?

Pickleberry Papercrafts said...

Hi Di, that's a wonderful picture! Can't wait to play too :)

Diane said...

Hi Diane, I'm Diane from Mystele's gut art class. I didn't know that you had a blog until just now. I'm glad that I found it, and am looking forward to your future posts!

Bernie said...

hi Diane! You'll enjoy that class for sure! I've been up to Pickleberry a couple of times now, and it's lovely there, and so welcoming. There's loads of Jane's stuff on display in the entrance to inspire as well!!
have fun!
Bernie x

Bernie said...

hi Diane! You'll enjoy that class for sure! I've been up to Pickleberry a couple of times now, and it's lovely there, and so welcoming. There's loads of Jane's stuff on display in the entrance to inspire as well!!
have fun!
Bernie x