Tuesday, 11 January 2011

What are you doing for You in 2011?

Collage from Wordle Cloud

Following on from my last post where I talked about how I dealt with feelings of exhaustion, I wanted to share a few plans I have for 2011.

Having decided to stop battling with a busy schedule and do less, I've been wondering how I can put this into practice.

Last year, I did a few online courses, including the Experimental Art Course by Amelia Critchlow, who is a friend of mine.

I've always been creative, but like a lot of people, got put off art at school when my drawings didn't match up to how I wanted them to be.

Since having kids though, I've found myself having as much fun as them once the paints come out. So, I thought I'd take the plunge and see if I could go any further with my art.

The Experimental Art course takes you through Sketchbooks, Drawing and Doodling, Painting, Collaging (something I loved!) Photography and Contempory Art.

I really enjoyed my forays into art, which is why I'm going back to do the course again this month.

I've posted up some of the artworks I made on the first course here (including the picture which is now in the banner for the blog!)

Finger Painting


Also, on a more serious note, the proposed government cuts will drastically and detrimentally affect autistic and disabled, some of the most vulnerable in society.

Shockingly, there has been no consultation with any of the main charities such as the NAS over the dismantling of services and benefits needed by people with autism.

In repsonse to this, the ACT Autism Now campaign group has been set up to record the cuts in services to people with autism and their families.

You can help directly by recording how the cuts are affecting you.in your area.
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