Ah, the days of my youth when I was always striving toward a goal and the criteria for reaching those goals were defined, set and enforced by others. In high school and college I would be mortified if I didn’t do every assignment ON TIME. And there was no way I would drop a course. It was an unwritten law that what I started I finished.
No slacking. There were people taking attendance, people grading my work, people watching my progress.
The age of technology has changed all that. I’ve discovered the beauty about taking on-line courses – if you miss the class (in my case the entire course) no one knows. I signed up for Carla Sonheim’s Faces class a few years back and never did the exercises. So here it is again. I’m already 3 days behind a 5 day course. (That is also the beauty of Carla’s on-line classes – you can do them at your own speed and time and take them again for free!)
Here’s day one – Faces from our imagination: Paint a blob of water-color the shape of a face, put hair on it and make a face with pencil:
The assignment was to do 8 faces. I pooped out after 5. So now I’m only 2 days and 3 faces behind.
That’s also the beauty of on-line – I can finally be an under-achiever!