When I asked you a few posts back about what you wanted to really learn about design, I had no idea you would all be so dang insightful and specific and inspiring. I’m not even halfway through the replies, and I’ve found myself shouting out things to the ether, and making furious notes, and getting one a-ha moment after another.
For those who are scratching their heads, a quick recap: I am teaching an online class at bigpicturescrapbooking.com for 12 weeks at the end of this year, October through December. And it’s called Design Your Life, and it’s all about scrapbooking and design and how to be an all-knowing design zen master. And no, you don’t have to have taken the other three expert classes to be ready to take mine. And yes, you’ll be so sick of me by the end of 12 weeks, that you may NEVER READ MY BLOG AGAIN. But that, my friends, is a risk I am willing to have us ALL take in the name of good design and all things holy.
That said, there is one thing that is clear to me from comments I’ve read so far is this: you want to become more confident. You want to know what you’re doing makes sense. And is right. And is good. You love this hobby and you don’t want to waste time questioning what you’re doing, in terms of design, and you also don’t want to waste time staring at a page, and NOT doing the hobby you love because you’re stifled by, "What now?"
What is so cool about this class is that right now, where I’m at, the sky is the freaking limit, in terms of the amount of information I can package and bring to you. I’m so inspired right now, I wish I could just sequester myself in a superbly air conditioned room and just knock it all out and be ready to roll TOMORROW.
Of course, I can’t do that, but you need to know, THAT is how I’m feeling.
Registration for the class will be opening around August 1. There will be a cap to the number of students, but at this point, I’m not sure what it is going to be, but I think the class can be large if we need it to be.
I’m working on some promotional stuff as well, and know this: there will be recommended supplies for this class, but…. NOT required. And certainly no required product. I am working really hard to make the content about design. Not product.
That said, there will be a supply list and if you want to use what I’m using for the core stuff (we are going to create the most killer binder of designed layouts ever) then you’ll have ample time to either get your own ready, or track down the stuff I’m using. (by stuff, I’m talking binders and page protectors people, nothing more at the present time of planning. Because other stuff you’ll "need" will be cool custom-designed content you’ll download, designed by me, and for that, you’ll just need a printer and a good stash of white cardstock, follow?)
Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for the totally on-point comments. It’s making me realize that this is stuff I know, and you can know it too. It’s not an exclusive club. And it’s far less about being super creative than you might think. And what does that mean? I HAVE NO IDEA, but you’re going to find it out through the course of the class and it will become crystal clear. To both of us. Amen.
Oh yeah, and the fonts on the class logo? Avenir and Amelie…. for those who need to know! : )
And as I have more details on this class, size, cost and a weekly course syllabus etc. I’ll post it here, for you, my lovelies. You know, for those who’ll need to… well, know.