Say Hello to Skillshare

Skillshare, a community where anyone can be a teacher (even yours truly…scary), has recently expanded to Philadelphia. The NYC-based startup launched its service in April, providing a platform for users to offer classes to any kind of interested students. On average, people pay $15 to $25 per class, 15% of which goes to Skillshare. While the company doesn’t review the classes, they highlight the most interesting ones on their site. Local offerings include anything from Ed Tettemer’s “The Emotional Guide: Brands & Communications People Love” to “Cheap Dating for the Debonair.”

I’m looking forward to the launch so we can see the linked categories on the left, or recently added/most popular options, as well as a handy-dandy search bar. I’m anxious to review more of the classes once they start popping up after the official launch. I’d like to make a request for a “Tax Tips for Artists” class for gals like me who love freelancing, but hate trying to figure out how to declare that shite once tax season rolls around. I’d sign up for that in a hot second.

Anyway, above is a glimpse at the thrifting class I will be offering once I have enough “watchers” to select a date and time. I’d like to wait until I have at least 20 watchers before I make the class official, so be sure to sign up if you’re local and interested.

Also, next Tuesday, August 16th, Skillshare will be hosting their official Show & Tell Launch Party at the Field House in Philadelphia from 7 to 9pm. Pete and I plan to be in attendance, so we look forward to schmoozing with the locals about the exciting community marketplace.

Has Skillshare launched near you? What types of classes would you be interested in teaching/attending?

Before & After: Rocking Chair Revamp

Remember that rocking chair I thrifted last week? Here it is in a lovely shade of avocado! I had every intention of painting it a sunshiny orange-yellow when I went to Lowe’s, but when I saw this color I couldn’t resist. It’s really similar to the shade we painted our critter/computer room, which I’ll have to give you a better look at soon since we’ve added a drawing table to the space.

I think the chair would look cute with a grey and white, striped cushion to match the nearby IKEA rug, but for now we just have our bunny pillow resting on it.

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When I was browsing my old “pins” on Pinterest recently, I noticed I had favorited a photo of an avocado-colored rocking chair a while ago. It must have had a subconscious influence on my decision to select this paint color, but I had no recollection of it when I was spray painting the chair this past weekend. Also, my friend Mandy recommended “grellow” in a comment, which I believe this would be classified as! I thought I was being random by choosing this color, but I guess not!

For you fellow Pinterest lovers, have you noticed the site influencing your lifestyle in any way? The site definitely inspires me on a weekly basis (like this photo, which motivated me to paint the chalkboard door in our kitchen). Oh, and in case you were wondering, I just threw in a mopey Betty White photo because I feel like there’s been a lack of Miss BW in posts as of late! She’s happier than she looks, I promise!