Imagine my surprise when working at the Grand Theater in Tacoma, I noticed this woman walk past the concession stand where I was volunteering and thought, hmm, she looked familiar. She continued to the front door and as she looked back, I said tentatively, “Katie?”
She answered, “yes” and walked back to where I was standing behind the counter where I had to physically restrain myself from hurtling over it and giving her a big hug. As I introduced myself it was with a moment of clarity that I understood that she would have no idea who I was unless, of course, for some reason she remembered my name out of the hundreds who took her first e-course.
As we artists take these online courses, we feel as if we know the teacher because we fully engage them as we listen, laugh along with them and then diligently do our work and upload it to the class Flickr or Facebook site.
As it was, I still managed to hug Katie over the counter and told her that I was almost finished with my book that we learned how to make out of cardboard, something Katie is known for. As promised Katie, here it is. I absolutely loved this project and really enjoyed making the extra pages out of fabric.
Her course, The Layered Impressions Class, is now available as an Ebook and you can sign up for it on Katie’s website Joyously Becoming.
Katie’s book, Layered Impressions: A Poetic Approach to Mixed Media Painting will be released in January. Of course, I’ve already pre-ordered it!