PaperishMess: An Interview with the creators on life, learning, and entrepreneurship

Have you ever been on Etsy? It’s a direct selling site that has a variety of artistic and handmade goods available. From sweaters, to perfume, to zines and jewelry. I got the lovely opportunity to speak to the founders of … Continue reading

How My Skillshare Class Has Already Taught Me So Much

It’s a Monday night. I’ve just come back with meeting some old friends and discussing how

community college’s negative stigma is BS (another post, another time). But since I’m not attending

school this fall, because of paperwork issues, I’ve decided to fully Uncollege myself. At least for a semester. So, I received this e-mail from Skillshare that Hybrid classes were being offered. Half online, half in person, and it’s really at your own pace. 

Using tools like

  • Livestreams
  • Dropbox platforms
  • Classroom forum
  • Appealing design

is making the whole process really enjoyable. The class is hosted by the founder of Skillshare, and it was free for the 

first few that joined. Immediately I signed up, and we’re basically working on a tangible product that would be in a business. I’m not giving too much away, but we have assignments for this 5 week class and they are really hands on. People collaborate from all over the world and share local, and global resources. 

How’s that for the world is your classroom? And not only does Skillshare offer classes online, but you can teach a class online or in person now too! One of the many new resources that are appearing with the hiking tuition costs of universities. Tailoring your education – really to your needs, and making  tangible real world project in the process? Sounds like my cup of tea.

Hope you’re all living a BellaVie!

Saying Thanks! (and a little giveaway)

I just finished my last final today! Now I have more time to focus on actual work work. I’ve got a few more books to review for AERO, writing, and actual cleaning to do. I leave in 17 days for … Continue reading

Frank Romano III: Entrepreneurship, Education, and Economy

This past week I got to sit down and talk with Frank Romano III, who is one of the co-founders of Vanilla Video. We talked about starting up this company, education and the changing economy. Regarding education, Frank did two … Continue reading

Still figuring it out – the documentary, teaching, zines, and all I do

After searching for videos to post for work on AERO, I stumbled across Tavi Gevinson’s Tedx talk on still figuring it out. Being a long-time  fan of her teen girl blog Rookie and how it’s totally zine, DIY, and real (rather … Continue reading