Art, Heart and Healing……

So earlier this week my Bloggy friend Carmen gently persuaded (read Bullied) me into joining an online art course! This idea initially filled me with dread and fear as, well, I can’t draw very well! I would give anything to be able to draw well….but I can’t πŸ˜› It usually ends up with me scribbling over my page in frustration……and yes I do realise this is rather childish πŸ˜› Anyway back to my story!! I had never thought to take an online course in art before….I assumed they would be waaaaay expensive! But this one, my friends, is free F R E E!! “Oh go on then, I’ll give it a go” I said nervously!!




This is the site with the course on! There are paid ones too but I thought I would ease myself in haha! Plus F R E E…come on you just can’t go wrong!! I spent a couple of days gathering my materials…..I have most of them from previous art attempts…….the less said about those the better haha!!


Art, Heart and Healing!


You get PDF files with little step by step instructions and some tips…I have to admit I was a little daunted at first…..I’ve tried art books before but they really don’t work for me!! But, joy of joys, the lovely lady makes videos for you to follow too!! You can download them but I just watched them online! they are easy to follow and obviously you can pause and rewind as and when you need to! The course is about healing. I don’t know how well it works but I’m actually very interested in it! I did Psychology in Uni and really wanted to get into art therapy (turns out you need a fine art degree more than a psychology one DUR CAROL!!)!

I won’t ramble on too much but you basically have to write down negative thoughts you have about yourself and then try to think of the positive intentions behind them! It can be difficult if you’re not into this sort of thing but its worth a try! You write down your positive intentions and then cover the negative messages up…then its on with the art!


My first attempt at Art!!


Well anyway here is my first attempt at anything arty in aaaagggeeeesss! I have to be honest I’m not so good at the grunge thing πŸ˜› As you can probably tell from my neatly ordered background with a few splashes on in a desperate attempt to make it look “Grungey”!! I am most definitely going to have to work on that bit of it haha! So lets just ignore that and move on to my representation of me πŸ™‚ I have to say I’m quite pleased with it, well ok reasonably pleased with it!! I am trying very hard not to be negative about it! What do you guys think??

The words next to the portrait are what I got from the positive intentions behind the negative things you tell yourself! Does that make sense? It does when you follow the course, trust me! So I highly recommend this course…I can’t wait to start the next lesson!!

Oh and if you would like to see Carmen’s piece go here πŸ™‚ It’s very different from mine! I would say better but Carmen might shout at me πŸ˜‰

Good Night All!


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Theanne
    Apr 10, 2011 @ 19:35:29

    I think you did quite well…and a “well done Carol” is in order. BTW I knew it was you before I read it was you! I think you’re more artist than you realize! I’m going to check out the “free” thingy…maybe I’ll try it too! I haven’t done anything really artistic since the 1960s!


  2. Carmen
    Apr 10, 2011 @ 20:18:38

    Oh I am grinning from ear to ear! She is FABULOUS with a capital Fah! The page is so YOU too. See, if yours was like mine it wouldn’t be you! I am grungey and messy, you are pink and girly! I love it, those eyes are brilliant!

    Yay! Lesson two eh?


  3. Amy McDonald
    Apr 10, 2011 @ 21:29:40

    am totally doing this.

    hehe, thanks for the RT Carmen πŸ™‚


  4. tam
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 08:02:03

    your portrait is absolutely beautiful!! so proud I am! πŸ˜€


  5. Jacque
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 14:21:50

    I think you have tapped into a very artful thing!!!! it is fab!!!!


  6. Theanne
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 19:49:13

    OK I’m finally official at “Willowing” (as magnolia.moon.pie) now I need to check out supplies needed and sign up for the free lessons! Will let you know how it goes!


    • cazhugs
      Apr 11, 2011 @ 19:55:55

      Oh good luck!! Its lots of fun! Aww and thanks for comments on my first try!! It actually went quite well! I’ll try and find you on willowing!


  7. Maggi
    Apr 12, 2011 @ 16:50:05

    Oh girl, this is AWESOME! Looks like this course is right up your alley, love it!


  8. yyam
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 03:36:19

    I think you are being too hard on yourself! This looks fabulous! Really!


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