What one of Ruth's students says:
Wow, what an excellent course...coming along at just the right time when I badly needed something uplifting and inspirational to cheer me up and keep me going.
You have covered absolutely everything in this course, step by step, from creating a space to paint up to the point where you have a finished painting. Then lessons on how to progress to earning money from art. There is a huge amount of useful information from which paints and paper to use and how to achieve magical effects with salt and cling film.
I was excited and motivated from the first step, which was to turn my spare room (the room of doom!) into a peaceful, calm, inspiring place to paint. Each step is carefully and thoughtfully explained as well as demonstrated. You can watch the videos over and over again until you are confident to paint. As is usual for me, I did make a few dodgy splodges that in the past would have seen my painting swiftly making its way to the bin, but not this time, mistakes were dealt with, and I knew how to rectify them and carry on.
I am really pleased with my finished painting. I can’t believe I painted it! I am even more pleased that I know how to approach doing a painting now. I’ve spent too long just jumping into all sorts of creative things and not quite pulling them off or having to leave them unfinished (or more likely consigned to the bin) as I hadn’t planned or experimented first. I hope not to start anything without a clear path to the finished product.
The mindfulness and meditation section is something I’m going to go back to as calming my thoughts and focusing doesn’t come naturally to me. I find myself being anxious more often now, and I’m grateful for a pointer to better deal with that.