Today I would like to share my final three Mixed Emotions lessons with you.
I have so many mixed emotions just typing this note as I am definitely going to miss my daily notes from my teachers and class members, and my bi-weekly lessons, too. But I am so happy that I got a chance to take this class! I even made my own notebook and printed out all of our on-line lessons to keep:
So without further ado, here are my last 3 Mixed Emotions lessons:
Marit taught this class about inspiration. She said that inspiration may not be considered a true emotion, but nonetheless, we still explored it anyway. We looked inside ourselves to discover where we find inspiration.
Our lesson was all about making a "mind map" about things that inspire US. If you want to learn more about mind maps, you can check out this link at Wikipedia. I have seen them, but never actually tried to make one myself, therefore, I found this lesson fascinating! Here's mine:
I learned that I find inspiration from almost everywhere! Especially from my family and friends! So if you need inspiration for a project, just look around you.
Next, we learned about a not-so pleasant emotion, anger.
Michelle taught this lesson and believe me, it was an amazing one. I learned all about the art of aggressive painting! I actually painted with my hands and fingers (haven't done that in years!), layered paint on top of paint, and splattered white Gesso on top of that. Talk about invigorating I really got a lot of aggression out on this one peace of card-stock !! To complete my page, I looked for and found an image of someone standing up for themselves online! I loved this silhouette when I saw it, so I printed it out and fussy cut the image. Next I added my title and journaling, which is actually lyrics from one of my favorite Three Dog Night songs, "Easy to be Hard."
I loved this lesson because I have had to stand up for myself so many times in my life, and I am teaching my daughters to do the same - every single day!
And last but not least, here is our final lesson about:
This by far, was the hardest of the lessons for me! But after I made it, I actually had the confidence to share this page with my teachers, class-mates, and even with all of you!
The lesson was all about us or "You." We had to make a page using an image of 'You." I learned how to do a mosaic portrait using magazine, newspaper, or online images. I cut out photos that resembled my hair, skin tone, and smile. I found that magazine advertisements were the best to find "skin," hair," "eyes," "noses," and "mouths!" What a time I had with this one. It took a long time to put together !! But, maybe the image kind of looks like me, don't you think? Katie and Anne both giggled when they saw it!!!!!
In addition, I learned how to make the edgy swirls around the border of my page from one of my class-mates. I asked her how she did hers, and she actually posted step by step instructions for me! Wasn't that nice? So as you can see, we not only learned from our teachers, but also from each other! So amazing.
Here's a look at what I have created in this class:
In conclusion, this is the end of the "Mixed Emotions" lessons that I have taken the past weeks. I will miss the class, but will take what I learned with me and try to use my new knowledge every day! Thank you so much, Marit, Michelle, and fellow students! I can't thank you enough . . . from the bottom of my heart! ♥
And thank YOU so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you have a wonderful day. Enjoy the sunshine and warmth!!!