This post was inspired by listening to A Playful Day's interview with Felicity Ford of Knitsonik. I recommend it highly! What a great adventure in sound, something I didn't realize was so important. I am funny about sound, and I didn't even know it. I decorate with sound. I have certain bells on different doors in my… Continue reading I decorate with sound
I've been very lucky to have gone to a few creative knitting and spinning workshops. Apparently, I'm obsessed with colour work, hence I've taken TWO classes on it! This of course led me to compare the experiences and reflect on the differences. I love learning, but I can't help myself also paying attention to how the… Continue reading How much scaffolding does your creative class or workshop need?
Isn't it annoying that Twitter will show "cards" including a summary and image in your twitter feed when you post most links, but it won't show images from Instagram links? When you share via Instagram you do have the option to connect several networks and automatically post to them. However when you do, your image won't be… Continue reading Why I turned off my IFTTT recipe for auto-posting Instagram to Twitter
I would kindly request that people stop buying mass-produced prints from dead artists. Art, real art by living artists, has never been more accessible and affordable than it is now. As a BONUS, you get more than just some decorative objects in your home. Houzz, a decorating site, argues that original art "brings richness and personality to… Continue reading Affordable art: More accessible than ever
Last night at The Belfast Bloggers Meetup at Farset Labs I was able to put faces to names and meet folks from all sorts that I probably wouldn't have met before. Farset Labs is a great space, and rare in the city. It runs on donations and volunteer effort and buckets of good will. It's… Continue reading Belfast Bloggers!
I took a class at Edinburgh Yarn Festival with Hazel Tindall to learn fair-isle colour work. I liked my little cuff I created that day, but I sensed that I wasn't quite ready to dive into making my dream fair isle vest. I mention this, because I still have a fantasy that one day I'll knit a… Continue reading Review of Fenella – a lovely yarn by Susan Crawford Vintage
Creativebug feels like Pinterest come to life. Short, bite-sized snackable tutorials, curated and quick. This makes it feel fun, friendly and light. Most of the creative online learning platforms I'm reviewing in this series have the same features: video players, shared student projects, downloadables, etc. So it's worth it to focus on what makes them… Continue reading Review of Creativebug – fun friendly quick online learning
At the most essential, all of the online learning platforms I'm reviewing in this series have similar features: Online videos, some student interaction, a way to share projects - these are all common features. Most of the courses also follow a formula where the outcome is fairly clear. Such as "Learn to do X", where… Continue reading Review of CreativeLive – social creative learning
As mentioned in my introduction post in this series of reviews, I want to take a close look at a number of online learning platforms which focus on the niche area of creative and crafty pursuits. First we'll look at Craftsy. Video tour Here's a quick video tour showing some of the features mentioned in… Continue reading Review of Craftsy.com – online crafty classes
In my soon-to-be former life I created learning materials, classroom guides, live webinars and instructional videos. I can appreciate a good learning experience, and look at it with a critical eye as well. After studying learning and technology however, I concluded the best thing technology can do to facilitate learning is to get out of… Continue reading Comparing online learning sites for creative people