Retin Over The Counter

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8 Responses to “Retin Over The Counter”

  1. LaurenMarie - Creative Curio

    Sara, thanks so much for sharing! Your story was inspiring. I have found that teaching design via my blog articles has definitely encouraged me to dig deeper and ask more (and better) questions. It’s also taught me more. You’re right, it’s hard to explain concepts that we work with every day so that someone who has no clue about them can understand and imitate.

    Your portfolio work is awesome, btw; makes me want to fly from CA to GA to take your class ;) Ever think about posting a few mini lessons on your blog?


    That makes perfect sense and I agree. Teaching what you know will always help you learn it better. Planning lessons alone will force you to make sure you are right and cause you to come up with new ideas.

  3. Sara Cowley

    Thanks for the post! Not a bad idea to post some of our lessons on my blog. Good feedback!

  4. Ethan Gardner

    I agree with you 100%. I have been meaning to do a “back to the basics” series of posts on my blog because of my experience in college as a guitar teacher. I noticed I improved as a musician by showing my students the basic chords that I had made thousands of times. When you teach you focus on the technique instead of the end result. It’s good to know that the same principles can be applied to design.

  5. I think teaching is the best way to learn! Interesting story, great read.


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