Ever thought back to what you said you would be when you grew up? Ever think it’s funny that you grew up to be something entirely different? Or exactly the same?
When I Grow Up is an online workshop designed to take you through an exploration of how your perspective has changed: is grown up life really what you thought it would be when you were a child? How have your dreams and priorities changed? How have you gained independence and made choices that give you a life you can now celebrate?
We’ll make a journal in a format of your choice—you’ll see the work of a new team of guest artists who have worked in formats varying from scrapbooks to written journals to altered board books to collage projects. Some are big. Some are small. All are personal. You’ll be telling your story like no one else can tell it.
Beginning on the 2nd of April, you’ll receive 10 prompts to take you through the process. They will be available for you to download in your choice of plain text or illustrated PDF, and offer advice for figuring out how to put your thoughts and images into words that tell a story. The illustrated files will take you through the work of several artists who have taken the challenge and offer you their expertise. They come from different places and different times in their lives, each offering her own unique perspective on how her ideas of growing up have changed. You’ll also be able to listen to an audio message that starts the process and have the option of discussing the project with other participants by email. If you would like to share your work, you’ll have posting access at WrittenDown, a group blog to follow the creations of all the participants.
There will be sneak peeks throughout this week and next, so please stop by for a look and feel free to ask any questions. I hope you’ll join us and tell your story!
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You can still sign up and receive all the class materials. But please know I will not have reliable internet access between the 6th and 14th of April. If you sign up for this class in that time frame, I will be sure to send you all files on the 15th. You will still be able to complete the class without any problems. Thank you for understanding!
xlovesx21 March 2007