Maureen of Signature Finishes, was a joy to work with for 3 hours this past Thursday. Dude, this lady has trained like a soldier to learn different faux finishing techniques. Do you know they have schools specifically for it? Yeah, I didn't either... but they do and Maureen went to them. I learned about many different painting techniques using milk paint and even just making my own glaze with any color acrylic paint that I had on tap. It was just me and Jackie who signed up for the class but I wouldn't have had it any other way. The setting was intimate, we laughed and I would like to think that I made two friends this past week. Not only did I learn a lot but I connected with people, doing something that interested us all. I think that was a win-win-win-win... get it? Lots of wins there.
This coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday I have signed up for a Fabric Dyeing Workshop at Mass Art that's being run by one of the fashion departments professors. I have always loved using fabric dye but have never been "professionally trained" ;-). I am super excited to take part in a pretty extensive workshop (hello, three days) and learn lots of techniques that I have never thought to use. It's just another example of finding a class to continue my education and to keep learning in the realm of creativity.
When I needed to brush up on my sewing? I found a class, remember? I don't care what your interests are, there are bound to be classes, workshops, apprenticeships and more out there for you to partake in. Heck, my cousin and I took a belly dancing class at a nearby vocational school at night, for next to no money, because it interested us. There are deals all the time on Groupon or Living Social where you can take jewelry making classes or learn how to blow glass... I'm serious! Sometimes, I think it's not about the "credit courses" and more about enriching your soul by cultivating yourself creatively.
What have you done lately to cultivate yourself creatively?