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Friday, May 09, 2014

Gypped and Jaded

Today I am home sick, so I decided to check out the Art Lessons on the Art Lessons - Interweave which owns Cloth Paper Scissors , Quilting Magazine etc everything is 40% percent off and by the way they describe it well it sounded like gold....hmmm Fools Gold I'd say.
I got 5 Lessons for $10.00 (BONUS) however one of the videos is 4 minutes long, the PDF is 8 pages long which did not live up to the description of what I was going to learn. I actually watched someone fingerpaint most of the video. Disclaimer # 1 - this is not a direct reflection on the "teacher" I think this is how Interweave has set the Program up. Disclaimer # 2 These are completely my Reviews on what I bought. The videos are super fast time. It makes me think of what my dear husband has been going through, he has been in college for 5 years the college is doing something called "Blended Learning" They get some classroom time (minimal) a you tube video to look at, and ALOT of reading to do.
So Interweave has created this "Blended Learning" Watch a video in super speed time, read a PDF and then go on the big world web to really learn. I guess its like a diving board for creativity. Sounds good, I guess. BUT don't write this nice detailed description on what I am going to learn. That's more like a workshop and ends up being what they call a Lesson, which really was a mini lesson.
Don't waste your time. Go on Youtube and you will find all sorts of videos that will teach you what you want to know. Everyday artists sharing their knowledge.
Some years ago I went against the Cloth Paper Scissors Trading cards and spoke up, I still feel that was poorly handled by Interweave, in the beginning the participants were told they would have to buy the book, in the end I think they got a percentage off, really not sure how that ended up working out.
I just spent ages trying to find the post but I think I deleted the journal. If anyone finds the direct post I wrote please do put it in a comment.
Now with all this being said , I may or may not get backlash from this . I don't really care, just so you know that.
I long ago quit buying CPS magazine, I really should have known better this time.
Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.
My title is gypped and jaded. I have to laugh I can be over dramatic at times.
I am not jaded.
I just wanted everyone to know how I felt about these "Lessons"

Now onto better things.

MIKE passed all his classes, graduation is in June!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am really proud of him. Winter Camping is done. Still working my way through the Creative Grief Grief Coaching Certification, its a really long way for me, I start and stop thank goodness there is no time line on this.

If you really wanna get real visit Mother Henna, follow your own beauty Goddesses.

Here is a piece of art I created


Art on sistahs,
ANg

2 comments:

judie said...

She's awesome Ang, and I would love to have her for our trade. I haven't even started on yours yet, but I'll get there. My opinion....?? You don't need to take those paid lessons. You are good already, and there is so much free stuff...internet lessons, blog lessons, utube. You know. I would only take paid lessons if I were going to receive some kind of certificate or degree from a not-self-taught person. Peace today, my friend. xo

Kara Chipoletti Jones said...

Love you, ANg! Your Henna Goddess is totally BEAUTIFUL!!!!! xoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxo