Please excuse me as I type out my thoughts and generally give myself some blog-therapy…
I was having a great conversation with a friend about how our very best pages are those that we don’t over-think, analyze, and generally KILL with too much brain activity. This is for some reason very true. However the opposite is true when it comes to my classes. Brainstorming and thought and considering all options is a GOOD thing in my classes.
I share this because I’m currently spending a lot of time + energy on my True Scrap class (link) all about stitching, penwork, and other ways to add oomph and cool to your pages without a lot of cost. SO FUN! I do love the projects and how they’re turning out – so awesome. The problem is this: I keep having more ideas. Thinking of ways my class could be better. Thinking up ideas to add in.
In other words, I’m over-doing it just a touch.
So what’s a girl to do?! For now, I need to stop tearing up my video (seriously. I can’t keep re-doing it all!!!!) and take a deep breath. I need to write down my notes for what I want, and make sure I include those best parts in my class. I need to not worry about what other people might do or if I’m doing enough.
It’s time to let the funk flow, and just be me.
So excuse me, if you need me I’ll be back in the studio rocking out the three… err.. 5… heck maybe a full half dozen projects for this class. AND??? I’m giving students a PDF file with images + notes as well.
[and yes, above those are peeks of one of the projects!!]
Because I’ve got to turn all my ideas + projects into a finished class asap! I’ve got a crop to plan (Scrapbook Island San Jose 10/2) and some class samples to make (Elk Grove – Stamper’s Corner in November!!) ASAP. Oh! and my BPC class starts next week so….
If you see me and I look wild eyed and twitchy you now know why. I’m over thinking and that slows productivity down! Need to focus one task at a time and chillax….
wish me luck.