Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

My friend Amisha (Gorgeous and Fun) is hosting Part 2 of her 10 part series on Being Creative.  This weeks topic is How To Learn?  Easy & tough to answer all at once!
As it turns out, Amisha and I moved to MA at the same time.  (The little things you learn blogging!)  I won't share too much of her experience- I want you to hop over and read it for yourself- but I will say she's right about how much the internet has changed the way I learn.
Fellow bloggers have taught me SO MUCH, like how to use my Copic markers, the importance of layering, and challenge blogs force me to stretch myself in ways I might not otherwise.  That blogroll you see on my sidebar is "for reals".  I visit all those blogs.  Maybe not every day and I don't always comment, but those folks are my Clio, Thalia, Polymnia, and occasionally even my Melepomene.  I may have to add a couple more categories over there too.  I find inspiration from folks who cook and I haven't placed them anywhere over there!
When I was in college a good friend was going to an art school and I had the chance to hang with her and her fellow art school friends in Paris for 3 weeks!!!  I learned so much from them, the professors who were with us, and from the many museums we attended.  My favorite museum and place of inspiration is PEM.  It has so many nooks and crannies with goodies.  Seeing the art can spark so many ideas!
But for all these other ways to learn.  The best one for me is in person classes.  My favorite stamp store of all time is Ink About It.  I share their aesthetic.  The classes I have taken and the people who I've met in those classes ALWAYS teach me some of the most vital nuggets.

There are many more places and ways that I learn, but I didn't want to bore overload folks, so I'll stop here. :)
 So I today's bit of creativity isn't a finished product.  It's the goodies that will help make 4 finished projects.  May they help inspire you on a snowy (here in MA) day. :)

Don't forget to link up some inspiration over at Amisha's party!  Or at least share with me how you learn, how you learn is just as inspiring to folks as the finished project. :)

7 comments:

  1. Oh Moriah, who knew we moved here around the same time!

    I love the colors and layers and layouts you make, so you inspire me!

    And thank goodness for the blogs, right? I have learned so much from blogs. There is no newspaper or magazine out there that can hold the amount of information that blogs can.

    Btw I think you might really like the bigpictureclasses.com site!

    And thank you so much for joining in! You have no idea how thrilled I am that you relate to what I said - that means at least someone else has had similar experiences.


    Cheers,
    Amisha

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  2. I am going out to look at your etsy store!
    How cute!

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  3. That stamp store looks SO fun!

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  4. Can't wait to see what you do with these paper parts!
    P.S.
    We love you over at Ink About It!

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  5. hello there, thanks for visiting me and leaving such a sweet comment! I so get what you mean about finding inspiration online. I also think we can see so much creativity and beauty everyday around us, if only we'd keep our eyes open (I have to say I sometimes forget to do that!). Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed this post :)
    Grace

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  6. Blogging is such a great way to stretch ourselves intellectually and creatively. It forces us to new depths in order to fill the blank space on the screen. It calls for careful observation of the world around us and attention to detail in the things we do, if for no other reason than to get a good picture to post. In visiting all the other sites around the world we find a spark in what they are doing that ignites our passion to create. What fun blogging is. Thank you for sharing what you are doing. Thank you for visiting with me. Have a happy week creating!

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  7. Excellent post, thanks for collating the information. I have been searching google and yahoo for information related to this and it led me to your blog! :-)

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments!