Friday, February 13, 2009

Resolutions

Reading the discussion over at decor8 about taking action toward your goals has made me realize that I might have a little bit of knowledge that could be useful to other people.  Being in school until recently made it easy to help people out in, say, digital art classes when they were having some issue in Photoshop.  But the ol' WWW can spread that know-how around in a much more efficient way.  

I know that there are much better sewers, gardeners, artists, and tutorial writers out there, but what if I just add things in occasionally in a simple, project-based way?  I know that helps me out when I'm trying to learn something new.  I never remember how to do something unless I've needed to do it for a certain project.  You can tell me 84 times how to make a clipping mask in PS but until I've wanted that particular result, it doesn't mean anything to me.

Anyway, I think I would enjoy at least documenting my projects in a more organized, start-to-finish way for my own benefit, so I'll try it and see how it goes.

2 comments:

gretchenmist/belkemp said...

hi, thanks for the heart! i like your work/blog :)
i know what u mean re photoshop. there's so much of it that i don't get but should learn as am sure it'll help me do things better/quicker in the long run.
taking notes is very wise.
belinda

June rhymes with moon said...

Belinda, I love what I've seen on your Etsy and blog! I'm excited to see what you're making.

I don't know if any of my projects will be enlightening to you (or anyone else), but I'm going to try it anyway...just 'cause. And everything that I have learned (especially in Photoshop) I write down for later. Even things that I thought I would never use sometimes come in handy much later.