Today was my fourth watercolor painting class. I am learning more from my art instructor, Kathy Kovala, than I could have ever in the far stretch of my imagination envisioned! My goal is to use my newfound skills to paint upon the pages of my altered journal(s). But, since I will be using the written word to convey thoughts in my journal(s), as well, I decided to take an online writing class which commences the day following my final painting class. The workshop called Write Now! is offered Nov. 1 - 28, 2012 through Big Picture Classes for a nominal fee of $25.00. The supply list includes a pen and notebook. Not just any notebook, though. The notebook should have a flexible binding, a sturdy cover, and visual appeal. The feel of the pages is important. The workshop's instructor, Amy Sorensen, says it should "speak to me." And speak to me this notebook did. I fell in love with the artsy cover and its message from the moment I spied it upon the Barnes and Noble display shelf.
A bonus is that my purchase supports a program that places workbooks in Haiti schools.
If you have interest in registering for this "speedy journaling workshop," click here. On the site's home page, click on "teachers," then scroll down and click on Amy Sorensen. At the bottom of her page, there is a list of classes that she teaches. Choose "Write Now." The class includes weekly lessons, handouts, and assignments, daily writing prompts, and a classroom blog with writing tips, information, and challenges. Amy is a former high school English teacher. She is now a professional writer and librarian.