Can the Recession do something good for us Creatives?

Lately I watched a video where Sean Cannel from Think Media talked about the recession.
And yes, I guess we just stumbled into one and yes, everything got more expensive.
So basically the only thing we can do is buy things on discount or not buy at all.
To summarise his talk he said that there are basically three things we should do in a recession:
1. Save our Money
2. Invest in stock (because it's cheap right now)
3. Invest in further education

Not that far in future, the recession is over. It usually lasts between 8 and 14 months, so we will need our saved money, we are happy if the bought stock is rising and we will be even more happy when we invested in knowledge.

Because: Now is the time you cannot do much but expand our knowledge.

Assuming he is right then there is no better time than now to join my membership where you can gain new skills.
If you are interested in that have a look at The Safari Lounge Designer Classes. Especially for the upcoming holidays this is a perfect place to be - you can learn at your own pace but, at the same time, be in touch with me and the other members to get questions answered and to show your work - just because or for feedback.

I just added three more classes to the Safari Lounge so you are not bored around the Holidays and between the years when family time is over but we are not back to work just yet ?

Create digital Graphics in Affinity Designer

If you want to learn more about Affinity Designer this is your class. I show you in not only a few but in many (!) lessons how Affinity Designer works and, later on, in many workshops how you can create the one or other graphic with your new gained knowledge.
Affinity Designer has a learning curve, especially if you have always used Adobe, but it's doable if you spend some time with the basics. And, later on, we dive into the fun workshops where you can apply what you have learned and show some results!

Painting with Watercolor for Beginners

If you wanna get your fingers dirty and learn at the same time more about color, color theory, color mixing, working with brushes and drawing your first leaves on your watercolor paper then this class is for you.
This Watercolor class is for absolut beginners. You might find tons of tutorials on YouTube about how to draw this or that but you'll hardly find a complete beginner class where you really find out about the basics as well as all the techniques Watercolor has to offer. Once you've mastered this class you can easily join all kind of tutorials and start painting!
And beside the techniques we also dive into creating a color wheel and your paint box - because that is much different on paper than in your box!

Last, but not least, check out my newest class!

Create Abstract Wall Art in Procreate

You can do the first and second class listed here before you dive into creating abstract wall art. Because, what we draw here in Procreate can, of course, also be created in Affinity Designer or painted with watercolor and then digitised to get it into your computer.
But if you just want to learn how to get inspired to create abstract art (I show you my secret ingredient!), draw in Procreate and finally put your wall art together in Photoshop (or, again, Affinity Designer) this class is for you! I even show you how to use mockups so you can create previews and therefore products for sale. So yes, this small, bit-sized class can help you to get into a new art career!

PS: I also tell you about the story behind the pictures which is super important for your work.

So you see: The recession we have to go through now can also do something good for us. Use the time and look into further education and build up your new career right now so you are ready when the economy is back to normal!

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