Only 2 years ago i've discovered Life Book, a creative on line course initiated by a talented Dutch artist Tam Laporte. It certainly brightened up my evenings, helped me challenge myself creatively, meet lots of artists/teachers, make friends all around the world, increase my confidence as an artist and so much, much more.
The course starts every January 1st and I have to say it is so so so exciting waiting for the first morning of the year, the first lesson, the beginning of a new year full of art, friendship and splendid projects.
Another reason why I really appreciate this course is that it gives one the chance to experiment with new techniques, learn about new materials ... it opens one's eyes to a whole new world really. For example, 2 years ago I was looking with my eyes wide open and a lot of "creative envy" :) to the ease with which some fellow artists were coming up with absolutely fascinating backgrounds. I've learned a lot, tried, tested so many things and nowadays I'm doing them with so much joy. Why? Mainly because I am not afraid of failing, I've finally understood that there is no right or wrong and that curiosity is the best teacher.