It was lovely to meet Elise. She is just as warm and wonderful in person as I imagined she would be. I've been following her blog for probably over a year now, and I took her web design class for bloggers a few months ago. I really enjoy her blog because I feel like she is so genuine and thoughtful (and very creative of course). Reading about her life always makes me feel like–yeah! I could do that too! and really inspires me to dedicate more time to developing my blog.
We had so much fun yesterday. We learned several book binding techniques and a lot of the details about tools and materials and creative process (and even photography tips!). What I like about all of the classes and workshops Elise does is that she is really great at taking something that feels and seems like it may be so out of your reach and making it manageable and digestible.
and somehow she still seems to also allow you to make things your own. We're learning about all of these techniques in a way that is still so open and creative that it inspires us to take the basic lessons and then use them in a way that is uniquely ours. I felt that way about both her blog design and mini book class.
But yesterday has also left me slightly abuzz. I think it's that feeling you get when you're around kind creative people in a safe, creative space. All of a sudden life has so many possibilities. not just in the Icouldmakeabunchofcuteminibooks way, but also in the wow there are so many ideas, so many creative things that started whirling around me, and suddenly I feel like wow there are so many things I want to create and do that would just be purely joyful. and then I thought, yes! right. that's not merely living!
I'm looking forward to today's session-