Here is the first bit. I was kinda nervous for a few seconds but then by some miracle…I wasn’t! So this clip captures those first few nervous seconds and I seem to blink a lot and…ummm…I say, “umm” a few times. I do so like that little non-thinking word of exhale. Umm let’s us regroup. Umm is the tiny stop-gap we put in our sentences to buy some time for the brain to catch up with the mouth. But after all the blinking and umms in the first minute subside, then for the next hour I teach a lot of really fun material that I have learned over my life as an artist to help you make cool things in a direct and fun way–like drawing essentials including blind contour and gesture drawing, composition and fast, fun collage techniques. I truly believe that if you can draw you can do anything. Undoubtedly, the simple drawing techniques I offer will help you see the world better and more clearly and therefor your creations will be that much better. Even if you aren’t an artist and don’t really want to be one, drawing helps all of your creative products from sewing to quilting to graphic design.
Confidence comes from knowing that you are absolutely good enough right now in this moment and trusting that whatever you make (even if it isn’t fit for the Louvre or MoMa) is an expression of your heart and soul here and now. In fact, the more we make mistakes, the more we can learn from them and get better and better. We all want to make great things and with practice, we certainly will–but we also can have a total blast on the journey and enjoy the ride knowing that there is no such thing as perfect…and that right now you can express the magic in your heart the best way you know how and with whatever skills you have.
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I can’t wait to watch the whole thing! and Umm…I love it. You ARE a creative enabler, thank you for that.
The “whole thing” was fantastic . Thanks Carrie. I bought postal ink pads after your segment aired , 2 for $6 and great alphabet stamps at Michaels. One tip I was given: the tiny alphabet stamps can be put together to form words with a rubber band.