Thursday, May 10, 2012

Momentum Motivation and Mojo

Do you loose it?  Sometimes I guess we all do.

Here is how it works for me.  When I feel the momentum of some "great" inspiration start to slip away (usually just because of not enough time), then the motivation goes and goes and goes until finally I'm wondering about my Mojo.

I don't know why this comes to mind this morning. It has little to do with anything.  Because there are two things I want to tell you three things.

1. I'm going to discontinue "open registration" of my first online class, "Faces: All Norah'S".  This DOES NOT mean the classroom will be closed and students will no longer have access.  It just means that I think the class has run it course and even though new students come in monthly, it just isn't fun for me because they are all so quiet when it is a small group.

SO, If you want to register for the class, "Faces: All Norah'S", now is the time.  I will leave the registration open through this month and close it after May 31st.  Don't worry about access to the class because once you are there, you have as long as you wish to enjoy the videos.

2. I'm working on a new class and all I know to tell you about it at this point is the name of the class will be "A Diary of Faces".  How about you tell me what a class with that title means to you.

3. I want to share with you a new online class site that I think many of you will be interested in. Ann Passmore has set up a Ning network called Image Artistry.  Ann is very knowledgeable and skillful with Photoshop Elements and that is what her classes are about. And get this!  She is offering a beginner session free:  Join up for a FREE first workshop from the 20 May for six weeks to get started with Photoshop Elements.  Although it's to get beginners up to speed you might be surprised at what you learn and the Challenges should be fun!

All you need to do is go to Image Artistry and sign up to join her network and then you can join her free group.  

You might also like to visit Ann's Blog by the same name, Image Artistry to get a look at some of the things Ann does with PElements.  I think you will like it. 

That's what is on my mind today.


  1. Thank you, I signed up for the May 20th class. I am so can seem to understand photoshop, I can do so little on it that I really don't bother with it. I am trying to find away to get back to being more creative...I seem to have fallen in a hole and can't get out. I undersstand this post believe me...hugs, mary

  2. Well I signed up too hope I get in. I have been wanting to get to know my photoshop elements 8 for quite awhile now.

    Love the idea of your new class!

  3. I am very happy that I am just in time to sign up for the class before you close the registration. I can hardly wait!

  4. Oh my Sharon! I LOVE it! A Diary of Faces... sounds to me like a different expression every day. I'd love to learn how to capture feelings and emoitions.... or how to draw older people (I think I've suggested that a few years ago.)
    I'm looking forward to hearing what YOU mean!
    Sweet Blessings, Chris

  5. A Diary of Faces; what an intriguing name! It could mean so many things, but I think a diary suggests something that has personal meaning. Maybe faces that express my many different feelings from day to day or faces that I encounter in my life or faces that I imagine and bring into life by painting them.

  6. I read your post about the new online class Diary Of Faces. It sounds beautiful Norah. As I type I think about beautiful words implemented with drawn faces, and beautiful colors which can inspire the spirit. I also envision stories that touch the heart and in color...VIBRANT color that is. A diary to me is a manifestation of our inner thoughts, our dreams that can not be touched nor changed by anyone. It is refreshing to begin something new. When I think of the drawing in my mind...I envision a book with faces on it collaged together with different warm beautiful colors. When you open up the book Norah the stage is set for the diary, and each story takes you into a persons inner most thoughts. I am sorry that my post is so long, but these are my true feelings. Hopefully, I wiil get to take one of your classes very soon,but I have been searching for a job like crazy. You just do not know how much you inspire me. You do! I look at what you create and I say so easily,"If you can do it, so can I". Right now, I have to get a good job but I will be in one of your classes really soon. I have so many sketches that just need that extra push. You are a motivation! Best Wishes

    Happy Quilting,
    Sherise Marie Wright

  7. Your new class is going to be great!

  8. Your new class is going to be great!