Friday, April 13, 2012

I flunked art journaling

I know what you're thinking, "you can't flunk something you do at home".  It's not a class, you don't get a grade, you do it at home in your own time, but I swear I flunked.  I started with great intentions, to get back to being creative.  But I quickly found out that this type of creativity isn't for me.  I'm not a good artist, not super creative at putting things on paper.  I'm too critical and it just wasn't fun.

The good news is that I found a pottery studio in Montauban, about 35 minutes from us.  It's an open studio and you go once a week for 4 hours.  There is a teacher there to help you if you need it too.  I'm a potter.  I've thrown for 6 years, when we lived in Los Angeles (but haven't in almost 3).  When we moved here I had to sell my wheel, kiln, supplies, etc.  It was just too expensive to ship here.  I was so excited to find this studio and it's so inexpensive!

I've been twice and love it.  The women (5 of them) are all very nice and none speak English, which is great.  So I get to get my hands dirty, throw some pottery and speak french too.  This is my passion, this is what I love, this is what I'm good at.  Art journaling?  Nope.