I want to introduce you to my first sponsor and new friend, Amelia.
One of the things that I love about blogging is meeting new people and making connections that would otherwise not happen. It feels especially lovely to have met Amelia through the blogosphere as she is not only a fellow artist and mum, she also lives up the road from me! We have shared quite a few cups of tea with each other in the last few weeks, swapped blogging tips and generally got excited talking about creativity, life and the universe.
This leads me to another thing I have discovered about blogging – that so many creative bloggers are establishing and running fantastic e-courses. Last autumn I participated in Marisa’s “In the Fishbowl” course through which I have met some lovely people (*waves to the other fishies*). One of my new online friends is Louise Gale, who lives in the USA but used to live in South London and knows Amelia. Even more serendipity…having just visited Marisa’s blog to get her url, her current post is about her online friend Susannah. I smiled when I saw that because Amelia has talked to me loads about how Susannah has inspired her and they recently had the opportunity to meet in real time. The final twist in this little tale is that Susannah and Marisa have just both done a simultaneous post (29th March) on how they were born 24 hours apart and are both Aquarian’s. Well…Amelia’s birthday and mine are two days apart (though you have to add a couple of years to yours truly!)
Phew! That is a very long way of telling you all that Amelia is launching her new online “Experimental Art” e-course. I am enrolled and very much looking forward to it. Here’s some info from Amelia’s site:
WOULD YOU LIKE TO FIND THE NATURAL ARTIST IN YOU?
This is a 6 week course starting on: MONDAY 19th APRIL 2010, exploring art methods in an experimental way. Cost: £60 ($99 US dollars) with limited places to ensure individual attention.
This on-line course is designed for those who:
*have always fancied doing something artistic but for some reason or another haven’t taken the first step
*Those who may already work in one medium but have the desire to launch out into something fresh
*who have an urge to be creative, but worry about going to physical classes for fear of having their abilities judged
*those interested in creative exploration and expression using art techniques
*those that want to meet with like-minded individuals and share an artistic journey from the comfort of their own home
Sounds good huh? Go here to find out more.
Have you found blogging a great place for connections and learning too? I’d love to hear your stories too!