|1,001 Best Slow-Cooker Recipes: |
The Only Slow-Cooker Cookbook You'll Ever Need
1,001 Best Slow-Cooker Recipes: The Only Slow-Cooker Cookbook You'll Ever Need may have given me an answer that kills both those birds with one stone. I don't know if it's that much better than other crock pot cookbooks I've looked through, or if I'm just more open-minded this time... But there were several recipes I was excited to try, and seemed they might actually turn out!
I'll let you know.
2) I have been in painting and drawing classes since I was in junior high, and tried artwork on my own long before that. I took a watercolor class all through my sophomore year of college,
|I consider this my 'best' watercolor. I painted it in 1980.|
I think I was afraid to do more because I felt it was a 'fluke'
that I'd created something I considered a 'real watercolor,'
and I wouldn't be able to do this well again... Lame.
I have always excelled at things like line, balance, and proportion... Basic design. I had designs chosen for sweatshirts, posters, etc., where line, balance, proportion, and impact made the difference. I got high marks for assignments that were, basically, drills on the elements of design....
Demonstration of color, line, and use of space. I liked doing such things, and I still do. I see these concepts in 'modern art' types of paintings, and think I could use this skill to my advantage. But I know there is more to those pieces, too, and I have had no idea how to achieve that "something."
|This is in an old drawing pad...|
It's dated "Aug. '76." Talk
about "Throwback Thursday!"
|The Creative Edge: |
Exercises to Celebrate Your Creative Self
But now I found The Creative Edge: Exercises to Celebrate Your Creative Self. There are activities using 25 techniques to explore "artistic potential...Building on basic creative processes." There are certainly no photographically perfect paintings in this book! I think/hope with the guidance to start, and enough time and practice to see what I can create, I may break out of my shell a little and make a move in the direction I'd like. Again, I'll let you know how it goes... Maybe. ;-) At the least it will give us reason to add some fun and mess-making into our homeschool day.