At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Sunday, August 1

A new day, a new month, a new ???

boy! i've missed this whole blogging malarky!!

thank you for those who commented on my first post - it's so good to reconnect with you all :)

i have kept up with my favourite blogs over the past 18 months, and commented now and again, but it just feels good to have my own little corner of cyberworld again.

i'm still tweaking with the new place...

i've reduced the size of the title header - having seen it with fresh eyes after a couple of days away, i decided it looked like i was shouting in such a large font - DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT NOW - OR ELSE!! - and that sooooo wasn't my intention :)

this is so not a place for shouting...

hence the background image - i sooooo want my own library, my own oasis of calm, a place to sit and read and think, with floor to ceiling shelves of books, a big comfy chair, and a coffee machine...

and i'm creating it here in virtual reality :)

but what about day-to-day, messy, busy real-world reality??

at the moment we're living out of boxes and hoping another moving date will be confimed very soon...

at the moment, thankfully, everybody seems to be OK with this limbo state - the kids still have the TV, the playstation, their ipods, even though their bedrooms look like little warehouses, and are just glad to be not at school :)

at the moment, nick's back at work and in regular contact with the letting agents and taking a breather from the manic sorting and packing which have filled his days the past couple of weeks...

and at the moment i'm thinking about enrolling on a distance learning course with the london art college...

my dear friend tina b has sold some of my handbags (and yes, i did have quite a collection...) which could largely finance the drawing course i'm considering...

and this is all part of deciding what i want -

i want to learn to draw, properly,

but i don't have much money.

however, i do have some nice 'stuff' that just sits in a cupboard...

i can't travel to a college,

but i can do online learning...

i did enjoy the local art shop's lessons i took last year,

but they're on saturday afternoons, and i do like my live football commentary...

taking a course online - which actually costs less than the art shop lessons - means i can work in my own time...

so, i'm trying to work out what i really want, and take steps to making it happen - one little step at a time...













2 comments:

idcoach said...

Ah drawing ... we are on the same page, so to speak. Have you looked at the Open College of the Arts www.oca-uk.com? Distance learning plus face-to-face tutorials?

Claire said...

thanks for this :)
yes, i've looked into the oca courses - but they're about 4x the price...*sigh*