After my adventures this year:
Knife Workshop 6/17-6/24
(just to name a few), I was feeling a little… lost, creatively. I had done these amazing things, learned a lot of new information, met amazing new people, gone on some great adventures… but now what.
At home, I managed, with the help of my Uncle, to put together a studio in the basement. The only problem I was facing was the lack of creativity altogether at home. In order to help break this creative brick wall, I found an outlet. Thankfully, I live in Cleveland, Ohio; and with Cleveland, come Cleveland Museum of Art (CIA). CIA has a great continuing education program, through which I enrolled in an Advanced Jewelry and Metals class. It took a while to get myself enrolled in the program; I had to convince the university that I was in fact an advanced student.
The class was not quite what I expected, but it got my hands working, and gave me access to studio tools I still do not have accessibility to. Every Tuesday from 6-9pm I spent my time at CIA’s Metals’ studio. My time there allowed for some creative juices to start flowing again, and I even managed to do a demo or 2 for the class on techniques they had not learned.
I’m not sure if I’ll be taking another class at CIA, but I made a few friends, and it got the gears moving again artistically.
It wasn’t the end all to save all creatively, but it kept me motivated
That’s awesome Meredith! Glad you got those creative juices flowing again.