(This is my big sister in the swing, but it's my grandma pushing her,
as she may have pushed me, I just don't have a photo of it!
Can you pretend this is me? Sallie, can I pretend this is me?)
(Now this is me, on the right, and my sister Sallie on the left.
We are standing in front of our grandparent's house;
I have so many good memories of our visit to grandma and grandpa's house.
In the online class I'm taking I've spent a little time going back in time...
to my childhood...)
As a student in Melody Ross's "Soul Restoration" I'm finding out there are some pretty cool things about myself that I didn't even realize. I'm also learning new art techniques. (You can't see any of the class projects or techniques, but you can go to the Brave Girl's blog here and see some fun artsy stuff!) I'm inspired to continue to create. I can't quite figure out how many "student" are in this online class, but there seems to be a lot. It's actually my first online class experience, and I'm really having fun. There are parts that actually bring me to tears, but it is part of the growing process. Before I began I asked God to lead, guide and direct me through this class. He's been awesome in showing me that the attitude I began with was right: give Him glory and honor what who I am and what He has made me. He's shown me some truths that have been in plan sight all my life, but I never SAW them! The Word opens up to me daily in new ways, with new Truths!
There are weekly projects, journaling, classes, lessons, encouragement and oh- so much more! I had almost all the tools and supplies needed for the projects, and if I didn't have anything I could have done without, as it's all sort of free that way. The teacher, Melody is the 6th of 9 children. I love that about her, as I am the 5th of 9 children. So when she talks about her childhood I can really relate! One thing she is is very resourceful. I think that comes from growing up with very little and having to MAKE DO with what you have. Necessity is the the mother of invention right?
In one of her classes about art techniques she shows a tool that painters use (I guess they use!) that is a small square with each of the four sides having a different edge to make various textures in paint. When I was in town yesterday I looked for this tool in a few stores without success in finding it. When I got home I had an "ah ha" moment. Duh, I could MAKE this tool!
(this is the first one I made, using a Cool Whip lid!)I found a plastic lid and used my various shape edged scissors (like scallped, zig-zag, etc.) to cut the edges simple as that! For the fourth edge I just cut out little pieces to leave open spaces. Then I painted on my project and used one of the edges to "drag" back and forth through the paint.
(This is linked to Between Nap on the Porch's 104th Metamorphis Monday