As I creep ever closer to 50…It’s next week y’all!… I find a greater urgency to be more who I supposed to be and do more of what I was created to do on this Earth. I am not scared I am running out of time. I am excited to have the time freedom and the life experience to come into a place where I can be real and chase my dreams. I have spent the last 10 years raising and homeschooling my kids. It has been an utter joy and I would not trade those experiences for the world. But it is a new season now. And I am ready for new adventures.
One of the areas of my art that seems to be gaining favor is in teaching. In October I had the opportunity to teach at an event called The Gathering of Artisans in Black Mountain, NC. The event is organized by Matt Tommey who is my creative and business mentor. I had the blessed opportunity to teach and encourage about 35 students in three different classes. What I learned about myself over the course of the event is that I teach art, but what I really am called to teach is freedom. In each class there were students who were having trouble freeing themselves up to create without limits. by the end of the class they were all really letting go and having a ton of fun. So many of these ladies thanked me for helping them bust through old fears and limiting beliefs in order to approach their art from a much more playful and encouraging direction.
I just had the distinct feeling that this is what I am supposed to be doing with my life. I am continuing to teach classes in my home studio and have begun offering limited slots for one-on-one art and creativity sessions in my studio. For more information on these opportunities, you can visit my Workshops page on my website.