A New Beginning.
On May 1, 2011 I began the second Mini Whispering Series. Sun Moon Stars. (The first was Whispering Hearts). And I started like this.
About the Whispering Series.
I designed the mini series format to be loaded day by day. So you might follow along real time or drop in anytime and see how far I have come in my journey. The Mini Whispering Series was 2 weeks of intense focus on a subject, spread out over 4 weeks of posting to allow me time in between to work and upload the videos, etc. I started out slowly and then got rolling. It was not scripted in any way. I shared my thoughts in both audio and video format as well as all the design sketches I used in the course of the class (made available in PDF). My intention was for you to Feel Free to interpret any of these ideas in your work. I hoped to inspire you to try some ideas and that this might help you on your way to creating your own path.
About this rerun.
I will be following the threadcrumbs of the old series. Using it as a guide. But really, in a way I am starting over. Reconsidering these concepts again. After all it is not yesterday, it is today. And tomorrow is not far off. I am disabling access to the original class after I post this. I will be converting old audios and adding new material to the old site as I go and will reopen the Series as a unit later. I have added a Sun Moon Stars category here to cluster the related posts. I will also be adding a post link list to the Sun Moon Stars page over at Feel Free so you might find all the posts in order like a menu there at any time.
Unlike the original series, this one has no set time limit. It will be here, out in the open, slower, with no real end in site. How about that for an open ended idea?
The original series was linked to a forum. I don't think I will entertain that idea again because it is too time consuming with a large crowd. Although I will suggest that you share any work wherever it is convenient for you to do so and encourage you to direct folks there if you wish, through the comment section. I could set up something on social media, but do we want to do that? Let's just see.
As always, I will start by talking to myself...and to you...
...and doodling and what not. It will take me a few days to get into the video thing.
This is meant to be relaxed and fun, so let's not worry. No expectations.
A bit about supplies
The materials and tools I use in my work are very basic. Nothing special really. Cloth scrap, needle, thread, scissors, paper, pencil.... things like that. I will talk about them as I go, and provide info especially if I step out of the normal scope of things around me. I plan to offer a few component packs along the way. And update my resource list. But really, just try to use what you have. Improvise. Use scraps of self.
A note about Media
In addition to text, my posts will include media in the form of links, pictures, audio, video, and sometimes PDF. All audio and video will play within the post. Pictures, PDFs and links will open in separate windows if clicked. This adds to the multimedia experience. For example you might want to see and expanded view of a photo without interrupting the audio. Many tabs might be open at the same time so be aware.
To all you traveling companions, Thank You.