Just call me a life long learner!

hello Sweet T & friends!

Happy day to you! I have to admit to being “secret jealous” as Tina would say of all the beautiful photography on the many blogs I read. I decided it was time to stop drooling and do something about improving my own. Although I have taken several photography classes in the past, it has literally been YEARS and SO MUCH has changed since then.

My sweet husband gifted me the most AMAZING, fancy-schmancy DSLR camera some time ago and although I get tons of compliments on it I have to say it totally intimidates me! So much so that I will either leave it on manual or revert back to my point and shoot camera. I KNOW there is SO much I can do creatively with this camera as well taking pictures for my online shop which I have sadly neglected. This is entirely do to my perfectionism and lack of knowledge with photography. (Please don’t judge the pictures of my artwork in the shop now~I had to start somewhere, right?)

Well, I made a decision to finally do something about my insecurities and signed up for a class with Brenda De Los Sanos at the Mystic Arts Center. I am beyond excited! Not only will my sweet love, Brett be taking the class with me, but two of my good friends will be as well! It should be 5 weeks of learning, creativity and FUN! I will look forward to sharing my work with you and hope you see an improvement! 


Here are a few upcoming classes and workshops I will be teaching at MAC in case you are interested. SUPER EXCITED!!!


Fearless Sketch Journaling
Laura Gaffke
Have creative block? Haven’t touched paint or drawn since kindergarten? Learn how to express yourself creatively with a sketch journal, even without prior drawing experience.
Monday, April 16

Creative Flow
Laura Gaffke
Develop a creative project you have in mind, or re-energize a series you wish to complete. Work in your choice of oil, acrylic, watercolor, graphite, collage or mixed media on the surface of your choice. Abstract or representational styles are welcome.
Tuesdays, 1pm – 4pm
May 8 – June 5


Painting and Drawing
Laura Gaffke
Let literature inspire you. Create your own personal vision in paint based on Owl Moon by Jane Yolen.
Monday, April 23, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Scratch and Sketch
Laura Gaffke
Scratch away the black coating on each page to reveal patterns, swirls, and holographic colors to make images appear like magic!
Monday, June 4, 4:15pm – 5:45pm

Nature Art Camp
DPNC and Laura Gaffke
Join instructors and campers at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center for three days perusing woods, ponds, and meadows- and for two days at the MAC studios to bring the wonders of the wild to canvas.
July 9 – 13 9am – 11:45am
Ages 7 – 10 Members $140 / Public $165
Call the Nature Center at 860.536.1216 to register

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2 thoughts on “Just call me a life long learner!

  1. Dearest sweet Laura, these photos are really beautiful! Congratz on your DSLR camera. YOU will soon grow to love it. I love mine too and was intimidate by it too at first but the more i learn and practise on it, the more i love it. :) I know you will soon love and enjoy taking photos with your camera. These new classes sounds amazing! Have a lovely merry happy mid-week and love to you!

  2. Thank you Jacqueline! I am glad to know there is hope for me! I was totally confused in my first class! I do believe I will grow to love it once I get over all the technical stuff! Thanks for the encouragement! Sending a merry happy day to you too! Laura

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