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Monday, March 28, 2011

Attention span and new website.


Mine is low...my attention span that is.  Art ADHD?  I think I have mentioned this "condition" in previous posts.  But, I think my creativity is pretty high.

I'm not a class taker...I'm mostly self taught.  My attention flits from idea to idea and I can't take long to see a piece(s) come to fruition.  If it takes an extra amount of concentration, I can't do it.  I think that's why attending "in person" classes aren't my thing.  Even with books, I tend to flip through them quickly, mostly looking at pictures and rarely taking the time to do a project.   I think it's a blessing and a curse...

I'm not a project person, I'm all about technique.  I change around my work fairly often, because I become bored fairly often.  I use what I know and expand on it. My inspiration mostly comes from inside me.  I like it that way...

My Textured Tile Tesselations class is rather short and simple for the price ($30), but I think it's worth it.  It's a new technique class...it's meant to make you see how you can use the new technique in your own work.  If you've taken "TTT" and want to discuss or ask anything...the hows. the whys. the what ifs.  Please, please talk to me!  Email me at barbfajardo(at)gmail.com, join my classroom or use the option in the class to ask a question, either privately or publicly.  I'm here for you any time...that's why CraftEdu classes are the next best thing to real live classes. 

I will be adding some new content for those of you who have already purchased TTT and have views remaining.  It will touch on the round domed beads and how I use alcohol inks for color.

I'm working on proposals (yes, I know you've heard that before) to share some of what I've learned along the way.  Check my new website which will keep you updated. I've outgrown my old domain name and have found a web host that is about half the price.  I'll probably be shutting down the old site by August or September 2011.


So you have an idea where I'm coming from...my son Daniel graduates (Mechanical Engineering) from college this year and next year wants to leave NM for his Masters.  My youngest Evan, will be a junior at UNM next year (Computer Science) and will probably be moving out soon (he's rarely home as it is).  The boys have their own friends, even though they still like us :-)


That's where I'm at in my world.  Sorry for the unusual length of this post, I've been lax so I figure long is better than not at all! 

5 comments:

Helen Queserah said...

Hi Barb - I'm much like you as far as concentration goes - tho I blame my lack on CFS! I love your work, and was wondering how long it took you to master the art of getting really nicely shaped beads when you first started? I am new to this clay business and constantly find myself frustrated coz I can't get the beads to shape the way i want them!! Any hints for a beginner??!

Doreen said...

Barbara, I feel like I wrote the first part of your post. I too have Art ADHD. I have probably 1000 books and have glanced at a million tutorials, but have never completed one of the projects! It seems that I just have to go with the flow and see where it takes me. Hmm, I think that the clay is calling my name right now...gotta go see what it wants!

Kristi Bowman said...

Your work is great, I've book marked the class so I can get it later. I work with PMC and I'd love to see how I might use this technique with it. Thanks!

❦TattingChic said...

You do lovely work! :D Hope you stop by on my blog. I do tatting which is a form of handmade lace. I haven't posted lately because of a recent interstate move but I'm still around! :D

Harry Winston Engagement Rings said...

Awesome work, they all look so lovely and gorgeus.