As a child I was a natural student. I learned quickly with little effort and really enjoyed it. I still enjoy learning. I wouldn’t want to repeat my college days, but I’m all for a good challenge that stretches me in new ways.
For the last project on my creative goal list, I knew I wanted something I could work on all year that incorporated some of my other goals. I debated several choices, including revisiting Quilt University classes I never finished and sectioning off a large quilt to create my own personal block of the month.
After sleeping on it I decided to work my way through The Visual Dance by Joen Wolfrom.
I’ve owned this book for years. I love the way Joen uses nature as her inspiration and intuition as her creative guide. I took a color class from her several years ago and she is the nicest person, so soft spoken and low key. I learned a lot in that class.
I’m on chapter two, exercise three. I’m glad I can do some of the exercises in Electric Quilt software. So much easier than sketching or making a bunch of copies! I’ll share what I create in the exercises, even if it’s awful. I learn more from my mistakes anyway.
I don’t expect to work all the way through the book this year. It’s more important to me to learn and experiment than reach the end. I can always continue the process into next year if I want.
My life, my goal, my rules.