Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cowgirl Wisdom

It's very easy to fall into a rut doing the same ol' things. There's nothing wrong with being comfortable with your life and sticking to what you do best, but it's also good to branch out and try new things. This year, something I'd really like to learn is metalsmithing. I'm looking into taking a class at the local Community College. I want to be able to create some of my own original designs for my jewelry. It's time to learn something new.

What do you want to learn this year to make yourself smarter???

16 comments:

Rocky Mountain Yankee said...

Right now I am trying to figure out knitting. I have knitting stitch figured out but I think I am doing something wrong with purling. Gotta work on that some more. Also I am going to learn how to drive my horse. She is currently being trained to drive so now I need to learn how!

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE YOUR JEWELERY, YOU HAVE A GREAT TALENT FOR IT. I AM STILL LEARNING HOW TO USE THE COMPUTER, I WANT TO STAY UP WITH ALL THE NEW TEC. STUFF! COME SAY HI :D

Crystal said...

I think thats an excellent idea, for a while now I been thinking about anatomy and massage and soon and I may take a course on something like that this year

Desert Rose said...

I need to get back into my music...promised Hubby and Grand daughter that I would find the time. It is a growth thing for me cause I am stepping way out of my "zone" in the progect I am working on.

Gaina said...

That sounds like fun! And the best thing is, you *have* to motivate yourself to do it now because you've just told umpteen people who read your blog about it :P.

This year I started working in 3D rather than lens-based media and I'm having so much fun being out of my comfort zone. I have my first exhibition next week for my foundation degree and the work is not even in the medium I've been using for the last two years so I'll be interested to see how it's received. :)

Mikey said...

I like that idea. If we lived closer I'd want to take that class with you!

Judy said...

I'm with you on that...get out of the box and try different things. I have gotten some new tools and I hope to try some new techniques. I am always looking for new things to do!

Cowgirl Goods said...

Good One Bridge. My list is always endless on this topic. But to pick a few I would say woodworking & furniture restoration. Then there is perfecting the artisan bread, then the.........

Gail said...

I wish our college had cool classes like that.

The Lone Star Queen said...

I want to learn to play the piano that sits in my dining room. Can't wait to see what you make after your classes.

Mikey said...

So are you blizzarding snow down there like the news says?!! We're dodging tornados!
(haven't seen any yet though)
How crazy is this weather?!

I want to see some pics if it snowed down there!!! All I have to show is mud.

Rural Rambler said...

Metalsmithing. Sounds interesting Bridget and sounds like some more beautiful things from you!! I would like to get a clue about Photoshop and know what I was doing with it :)

Christina said...

I am taking an Astronomy class this year. Always wanted to learn about the stars, such mystery.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Metalsmithing, that sounds like fun! I've always wanted to learn stained glass or take pottery classes. Have fun!

Blackfeatherfarm said...

Yep, this is what I've been thinking on for the past few weeks, finally decided what I'll be doing to change my art work up some... whole new ballgame. working on some jewelry change ideas too... you have to keep changing or things get stale, including your mind !

HuckleberryKim said...

I love your blog! I hope to really, really learn how to master my camera and photography. I'm also trying to learn Photoshop.