A lesson in Time Management
I just completed my first week at school. I knew it was going to be a lot of work, and I had been preparing myself for a change of lifestyle, but until I really had no idea what it was going to be like until I was actually "in" it. Whoo-boy! It is immediately clear that one will not succeed, let alone excel, in an online school environment without self-discipline.
My horoscope for this week was so apropos: "I have one little whisper of warning and one big blast of encouragement for you. First, the warning: Don't be like the ancient Roman emperor Caligula, who declared war on Neptune, god of the sea, and commanded his troops to hurl their spears into the water. " I took that to mean "Don't shoot yourself in the foot."
In my Color and Design class we are using Gouache. I have been wanting to try this medium forever, and had quite a selection of tubes of paint, but it's SO helpful to see a demonstration. Just learning that you have to constantly mix the paint as you are working was a total light bulb moment. That seems so elementary, but it just never occurred to me. There are a ton of little tips like that I have learned already. It's pretty exciting.