Mad as a Hatter (Skillshare Skills Share Day 4)

 This month, my goal is to do a Skillshare* course (or part of a course) every day, and blog about it.

SO. Yes, I did not blog yesterday. Nor did I make it out here to watch the next segment of Find Your Style. BUT. I did make a hat to go with my Christmas cowl. And I got mostly done with a hat I found in my WIP/UFO pile (pile, hahahaha, that’s a joke. There are at least 7 WIP/UFO piles in various locations in my house. Not including the ones I’m actively working on. It’s a problem.  But I digress. Also a problem. See, there I go again.)

You may remember from (checks notes) Friday that I was too worn out to be in a Pinteresting/self-reflective place, so I didn’t complete the exercise from Exercise Two: Find Your Patterns. BUT, I was feeling it today, so I’ve done it and I am sure these will just shock you all to the tips of your toes:

  • whimsical
  • bright/colorful
  • tropical
  • vintage

These are the things that I’m finding repeating over and over. Even the punky stuff I like tends to have a whimsical flair to it. The other part of the exercise to to create a “main board” with this stuff on it, but honestly, I really like having the four categories. Maybe going forward I’ll put stuff I can easily categorize in the sections, but then keep other stuff just in the main area. I don’t know yet. I’m going to do it how it feels right, is what I’m going to do.

So, on to Exercise Three: You on a Plate. But also a moment to give a big <3 <3 <3 to the little interlude about just jumping right in and expecting to fail. Accepting and even embracing failure has been a hugely important thing for me. Letting go of striving for perfection is hard, but good enough is, well, good enough.

You on a Plate is a super cool concept, and it’s one I want to give an appropriate amount of time and effort to, so much like the actual doing of Exercise 2, I’m going to save the doing of this until tomorrow (or possibly even later in the week). It looks like a lot of fun, though, and I’m looking forward to it. And if I don’t get to it tomorrow, I will do a different Pinterest class in the meantime to keep this blogsharing? Skillgging? Whatever I’m doing here, I’ll keep it going.


*”Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more.” They’ve got classes in everything from art to baking to productivity to gardening to trumpet (I will not subject you to my efforts to relearn the trumpet). Classes range from 20m to a few hours, but even the longer ones are broken into bite-sized chunks. It’s pretty cool.

If you decide you want to sign up and you like me enough to give me a free month, too, here’s my referral link

This project is in no way endorsed, sponsored, or paid for by Skillshare (afaik, they don’t even know about it).

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