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My Word For The Year...and a Winner!

Do you choose an inspiration word for the new year?  I do.  Last year my word was "Explore".  And this year, continuing that path...I have chosen the word "Learn"...

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For several years, I have enjoyed taking online classes!  I have learned more about photography, photoshop, writing, art, and home.  And I have spent quite a bit of money on many of them! A couple of months ago I discovered Skillshare 
and purchased a yearly Premium Membership 
with unlimited access to 13,000 classes!

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I've been playing with learning watercolor's my first play sheet of a little cat and florals from the class~ Cute Florals Character Motifs With Watercolor Brush Pens

I've been experimenting with lettering, too!  
Right now I am taking 
It takes lots of practice, but it's fun...

I also enjoyed taking Hand Lettering For Chalk Murals
I love drawing with chalk and it will be fun trying some of the techniques I learned!  This week I had fun making a winter chalkboard in our entryway...

I had fun sketching ideas...

I have been taking other lettering classes, and look forward to exploring the many categories of classes available! 
I'm in my happy place...

 There is something for everyone 
and I know you will love trying it!

{I purchased my own membership to Skillshare and liked it so much I decided to become an affiliate. I make a small amount if you make a purchase.}

Before I go...I'd like to thank you for all of your entries on the Canvas Factory giveaway! The winner is Brenda of 

And you might have noticed a little blog redecorating...
that was a learning experience, too!

Until next time...


  1. I can't tell if my post went through or not. I must have hit something wrong because I got a CONTACT ME button. lol Only me!! Anyway- congrats on the classes..that sounds like a really good deal and I hope you can sign some people up. Love your word for the year- I do LOVE to LEARN. Just wish I had more time to play--but right now that is not an option. LOVE your chalkboard and great job on your blog, too. xo Diana

  2. Hurray for Brenda~love her.

    The watercolor pens look so fun! I've been wanting to learn calligraphy so that falls under your word LEARN. Then I may be brave enough to do some of the things you are!

    Jane x

  3. I wish I had paid more attention to lettering skills in art class. Online classes are a great way to brush up your skills and learn new techniques, Linda! I love the bounce font you're learning and the cute little cat in a field of flowers.

    Congrats to Brenda on winning the canvas art!!

    Thanks for sharing and keep warm!

  4. What fun! I think that sounds like something well worth looking into. I am hoping to do some art this year once I get my spare room cleaned and organized. Congrats to Brenda, she will love getting a canvas for sure.

  5. I wish I could print better. But I don't know if I have the patience for classes. Yes, you did some wonderful blog decorating. It is a learning curve but it gets easier!

  6. I love to learn too Linda. So that is a great word to start out 2017. Good luck with your lettering classes. Your lettering is looking so great.

  7. I love all of your pretty lettering. That sounds like fun! Your blog design looks great! That's an area I'm trying to learn more about--there is always something new to learn ;)

  8. How fun that you've been taking online classes! Those go along perfectly with the word you've chosen for the year. I've taken some free writing/journaling classes through Jen Louden and Susannah Conway. Congrats to Brenda for winning your giveaway!

  9. I would LOVE to learn lettering and how to make nicer chalkboard art. But I just do not have the TIME! I can barely sit long enough to watch a short FB Live video! Kudos to you for wanting to LEARN. And your work so far is fantastic! xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {At Home}

  10. I have had calligraphy pens for years and was told there is new paint pens out in calligraphy so will get out and look for them at Michael's. My 12 year old grandson just loves calligraphy and I bought him several pens to play with.
    I like to learn also, however I am from the Show Me State and I need hands on learning haha

  11. Linda, I like the new blog look! I also think the things you are working on look like a lot of fun.

    xo Dianne

  12. congrats to the winner and love your word. my word choice me...peace...but I'll take it


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