There's something about this time of year that always makes me want to start fresh. It seems like no matter what age you are, this time of year has that back-to-school feeling -- new beginnings, learning new things, making new friends….
Not to mention the fact that it's pretty much full-on Fall here in Portland all of a sudden, so I'm feeling that pull to hunker down and stay inside, which is a ripe time for new learning. I love cozying up on the couch with a cup of tea and my laptop to dig into something new and exciting!
Have you heard of Blog Boss? It's a new e-course by Holly Becker of Decor8.
I've been blogging for quite some time now, but there are certain parts about blogging that I've always struggled with…. like the age-old "what should I write about?" question, not having any sort of blog strategy (do I need one?), how to take more beautiful photos, not pre-writing posts when I'm going to be out of town, etc.
Holly is obviously a blogging pro, and I know her e-course would be a good kick-in-the-butt for me, to start developing some new and improved routines. I mean hello, there are lessons covering allllll the topics I just mentioned above in the course! Writing, marketing, branding, business lessons, work/life balance….
Blog Boss runs from October 10 - November 10, 2014.
You can find more info about and register for the course on Decor8
Speaking of blogging + photography, my talented photographer friend Vivienne McMaster
is offering a couple of courses that are starting soon that might also be up your alley. This one
in particular, geared toward creative entrepreneurs and bloggers, looks and sounds totally awesome:
It starts on October 6th.
Her very popular Be Your Own Beloved
class is starting up soon, too, on November 1st. It's all about using photographs of yourself as a doorway to healing. So completely amazing. Vivienne is one of the kindest people I know, and she teaches in the most loving, gentle way…. you'll love her classes if you sign up.
I'm also taking this Skillshare Photoshop Brushes class
right now. (Well, let me be real: I signed up, but I haven't done anything yet. But that will change soon, my friends!)
I am *very* excited to get more skilled at using and creating Photoshop brushes.
I haven't yet taken advantage of the incredibly vast amount of inexpensive knowledge that is Skillshare…. do you ever take Skillshare classes? There are so many!
Also, I'm going to be teaching a mixed media lesson as part of Life Book 2015
, a year-long (whoa!) mixed media e-course. There are so many wonderful teachers throughout the year (Flora Bowley! Rachael Rice! Alisa Burke!), and WOW, what a fun way to dive into your creativity for an entire year. Love it. Registration opens October 6th, and class starts January 1, 2015. More details here.
Oh, and one last thing. There's a little course called Pattern Camp
, which you may have heard about…. ;)
The classroom opened this morning! The Facebook group is filling up, the welcome video is being watched….. come jump in if learning to create repeat patterns is calling to your creative soul. It's going to be so much fun.
Hope you have a great day!
*ps - I'm an affiliate for the Life Book course, but not for the others -- I just like what each of these talented people do, so I thought I'd share here with you. Because maybe you struggle with aspects of blogging or photography or Photoshop brushes, too, and could use some advice from the pros!