What is “learning” to you?

Yummmmmm……

Learning is like Ice Cream – by Heather Gailey

Materials used

  • Pitt Marker
  • Prismacolour Pencil Crayons

Pause and Reflect…and I did.

In the session guide for my class it gives instructions to take time to “pause and reflect” as it was the mid-point of our course yesterday.

SO…I did!

The last two weeks were brutal because of the sheer volume of work that I needed to complete (readings, online posts, and a paper). I will be kind and not bore you with an exact list of the items due for homework. I do have the urge though, because as you know…misery LOVES company!

By the end of the two weeks my brain hurt. If I am being honest with you, it still does. I guess it didn’t hurt so much today that I wasn’t able to journal. I meant to clean the house today, but all I wanted to do was journal.

SO…I did!!!

My Brain Hurts by Heather Gailey – October 2012

Mid week I actually felt like my brain was unravelling. Have you ever felt this way??

Materials used:

  • Acrylic paint
  • Alcohol inks
  • letter stickers from Michael’s
  • Magazine picture and letters
  • Pitt marker

Inspiration Friday

Howdy Rowdy Artsies! 

I am so inspired by Zentagles® and Zendoodles.  Here is an explanation reprinted from the Enthusiastic Artist

What’s a Tangle?

“Anything is possible, one stroke at a time.”

 Zentangle® is a delightful method for creating beautiful pictures using repeated patterns. Many find it addicting! It’s easy to learn, easy to do, is enjoyed by a wide range of ages and skill levels, and is used in many fields of interest.  Its small format and simple materials are unintimidating. You can take it anywhere (well, not underwater).
  • Think you can’t draw? A zentangle has no pre-determined up or down and is not intended to be a picture of anything.
  • Don’t have time? A zentangle can be completed in 15-30 minutes, giving you a sense of accomplishment.
  • Think you’re not creative? Zentangle is based on easily learned, repeated patterns.
Sakura (who makes the Micron pens used in Zentangle) has posted an article I wrote on the company website. They wrote: “Margaret Bremner, a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) living in Saskatoon, beautifully and succinctly describes Zentangle in “The Art of Zentangle” published by WHOLifE magazine.” You can download the one-page article here. The link is in the second paragraph.

The Zentangle art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.
Learn more at http://www.zentangle.com.

Here are three examples of Zentangle tiles. Cruise this blog to see more tiles as well as Zentangle-inspired artwork (ZIA).

Here are some other cool Blogs

And Pintrest really rocks it out

My fave book at the moment for getting your “tangle on” It is only 12 bucks!!

#5370 Zenspirations

Happy Doodling this weekend. Have fun!

 

Sheepish Blogger

 

Who ever thought school would take up this much time?? NOT me!

A working mom with teenagers going back to University? I think I just need my head read. This week was particularly busy because we spent the weekend moving my other twenty “somethingish” daughters to a new apartment. It is sad to see them go, however it is great to reclaim our living room. My whole body is aching from the move. My Supervisor always says that would mean a “Smirnoff and Tylenol 3 time” for her. I am not sure I am brave enough to mix the two substances together. I will just opt for soaking in some epsom salts while drinking a cold beer.

Over the next couple of weeks it will be a busy time at school and I am going to have to back off on the Monday’s top tip and the Inspiration Fridays for now. They will return I promise, once things settle down a bit. I know that a professional blogger would be planning and writing their posts weeks in advance, but I would like to be spontaneous and share things will you as they arise. If I choose something inspiring a week before I give it to you…it is no longer inspiring me at that time. I like to stay current. I guess something has to give and for now it will be a bit of the blog.

I will be posting my journal pages as I complete them for my learning journal. Here are three pages minus the journaling page for session 3 (I just haven’t written it yet).

Have a great week everyone! Thanks for your patience and understanding

The face of Adult Education in Canada by Heather Gailey
The Face by Heather Gailey

Session 3 and 4 Glossary