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.

4 comments:

meredith said...

I think I've flunked a lot of things lately. But yay that you are back doing something you love!

Function of Time said...

I'd love to see some of your creations. Would you show pictures some time?

Notre Vie Juteuse said...

FOT - I'm trying to find some pictures of my work, but I moved everything from our computer to our external drive and we have 10,000 photos....none in folders!

Notre Vie Juteuse said...

Meredith - nice to know I'm not the only one! It is great to be back doing something I love (and am actually good at).