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Experimenting with art

Glittering Shards: Experimenting with art

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Experimenting with art

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:


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!



  • thank you thank you thank you!! Great post ;)

    Have just closed down the course due to being full, but people can sign up for cancellations or for the next course :)

    Had a great trip to barcelona - totally artistically inspired, just done a post about it. It's been great having tea with you and exchanging blogging tips. the best thing about blogging is definitely connecting with others and sharing inspiration. You have inspired me to do more art activities with my kids and I am gearing toward doing a post soon about all I have been doing on this front.

    See you soon!


    By Blogger Amelia, at 31 March 2010 at 17:35  

  • That is so great to connect with a blog friend in real life. Sounds splendid. Somehow the world doesn't seem so big after all I bet.

    By Blogger Dana Barbieri, at 31 March 2010 at 18:18  

  • those little things that link us all together are absolutely delightful. A blogging friend in real life? I can only wish for :)
    It's these little things that really get me excited. Another example of wonderfully connected things is over at Kate's blog...about an interesting synchronicity.

    The course looks great. I hope to participate in more courses this year. The fishbowl (*waving back*) was so incredible for meeting creative people.

    By Blogger AG Ambroult, at 2 April 2010 at 02:19  

  • hey! thanks so much for the mention my friend. :-) So love that you guys know each other too and when i visit home in the summer, we HAVE to meet up in fab would that be! I am always looking for similarities in life too, so many connections out there, its amazing once you really start noticing these things. Have a great weekend xx

    By Blogger Louise Gale, at 2 April 2010 at 17:10  

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