I've told you before that I have beaders ADD.
That I don't make large sculptural pieces (no Bead Dreams for me) because my patience runs ever so thin.
Well, I think it's moved on to crafters ADD...or maybe artists ADD (I think "artist" sounds so much more regal). I've been browsing the internet in my moments of creative dry spell and have been looking at Bead Fests and Bead and Button and ArtFest and so on and have once again awaken the desire to learn something new....
Like this owl by Doreen Kassel have you ever seen such beautiful detail?
I think I'd make a dozen to hang in a kitchen above a row of cabinets, such gorgeous colors!
Or these little half-face bowls by Stephanie Lee I think they'd be really cute full of round fruit filling out the head, maybe lined up on the counter.
Or this Steampunk Little Lady by Clarissa Callessen, you know my love of Steampunk and I have no idea where I would put her, but she'd be beautiful!
Last but not least, learning to draw this cute little owl with Juliette Crane. She's got a dozen of these cuties and my fingers are itching to recreate.
Alas, the discretionary income has been depleted or will be in a few months (more on that later), so I can't go flitting off to all parts of the country in search of artistic satisfaction.
So, what are my alternatives?
Here's where I turn to you for suggestions.
Any good online courses for learning the arts?
What do you do when you're in a creative rut and want to stretch your creative muscles?
Do you do local classes or travel to all parts in search of new and fresh inspiration?
Please, do tell!