January was filled with Creative Jumpstart 2020 and when I say filled, I mean FILLED. If you'd like to kick-start your creative year, I'd highly recommend it. Organised by Natalie Kalbach, it includes video lessons by 31 well-known creatives. Best part? You can download them and keep them on file to refer to them later, as long as you do so before November 15/20. It's not too late to get in on the fun, so I encourage you to hop over there and DO IT!
I had a ton of fun with the videos, and very much enjoyed each of them for the unique slant on creating.
Here are some of the lessons I did manage to finish without too much in the way of error or outright fails. The starter video by Natalie herself was a dead loss due to a major disagreement between some cardboard, a rubber stamp and yours truly, so it's on the back burner to try again. Keep prompting me if you don't see it in the next month or so!!
I loved making this mini book from Tina Walker's video - it was a unique way to create the background and the book form itself.
If I'd bet on a lesson that I'd hate, the jewelry drawing one by Jane LaFazio would have won hands down. WRONG! It was a blast to do, and reminded me that actual drawing could be fun.
The return to colour theory by Andrea Gomoll (do these look like landscapes to you?) was a great exercise.
Painting emotions by Iris Fritschi-Cussens was another fun one. I'm not much for painting faces at all, so this journal spread was a big stretch...and back to the drawing board. ;-)
I'll share some more of these next week, and in the meantime, I'd love to hear how you're expanding your creative vision (post a link in your comment if you like!).