Thursday, June 25, 2009

It Feels Good

When I finish a project, I want to jump and click my heels together like the Lucky Stars leprechaun in the cereal commercial. Finishing a huge one this last Tuesday was just that exhilarating.
I admit it, I have the crazy ability to finish one project, only to jump into another. Then, shake my head and ask myself....why did I do that? I really do know the answer.
For many years, I sat outside, what seemed like the Great Wall of China, trying to find that artistic whisper that seemed to be calling out to me. It was always just beyond my reach.
The blogging world has answered that whisper, and continues to open up the most wonderful opportunities for me. Now, it is like a flood that just keeps coming. And, I find myself saying, "Come on, dive in, you can take it.....the water is great!"
This Friday I will be traveling to Austin to take a Magnetic Personality Doll class with the inspirational, Stephanie Rubiano on Saturday. I will be with two other very talented artists, Deryn Mentock and Sally Turlington. I really am beside myself, but am trying to act like an old pro. Don't laugh. Reality is~I am not. I have had much more jewelry experience than mixed media art. Doesn't matter, really. The chance to experience these three will be worth it and more. Yes, I will share pictures upon my return.
But, before I leave, I must tell you about the new Visual Poetry Online Workshop my friend Susan Tuttle is beginning. Sign up starts August 1st. Her digital art skills have intruged me for some time, so when she announced her newest online venture, I decided I would do it. Photography is my second passion. So hop on over and check it out. It may be just what you were searching for. The answer to that whisper that's been calling out to you. The wall that needs to be scaled. You never know until you try. And, just like my friend, Colette Copeland recently said, "We never know our strengths until we up and do something!" I couldn't have said it better.

8 comments:

ya~ya said...

I got my package today! Yippeeee!!! my gifts are BEE-U-TEE-FUL!!! I will wear my earrings with pride!!!! thank you again!!! luv u, Ya~Ya

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

Have fun at the class! It's always fun to learn new things, and it keeps us young!:)

The Joy of Nesting said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!
Diane,
I am soooooo jealous!!! You not only are going to a fab class but you are going to be there with Deryn and Sally!!!!!!!!!!!! I would be there soooo fast, however I'm not sure how to tell my daughter that I won't be making her wedding cuz I spent my trip money on a trip north for an art workshop!! :) Even though she graduated with a art history degree some how I just don't think she would understand. I think she needs to spend a good 30 years waiting and wishing before she can set her soul free to soar!! :)before she can. Ha maybe when the shoe is on her foot she'll have that epithany "Oh my God I'm just like my mum"!!!!!!!!!

So go anyway, if you must, we won't stand in your way...(huge sigh) How am I doing so far?? Feeling guilty enough to pack me in your smallish suitcase. I'll even pay the over weight fine!!! :)

Have a most wonderful awesome, remarkable, incredible, amazing, way way cool, fantasmic time!!!!!!! Take lots of pictures for show and tell when you get home!!! :)

Have FUN, make wonderful MEMORIES, and safe trip :)
Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mexico

Cindy said...

Hi Diane...you're always up to something good. Your new class sounds so exciting and a great opportunity to stretch your wings. And to meet Deryn (what a bonus!). I'll be joining you in Susan's class..thanks for sharing the information. You're such a generous soul. :-)

Daryl said...

What a wonderful way to stretch (as actors say) ... you go girl!

Stephani Gorman said...

This class sounds so fun! Wish I could take it too!:) I am going check-out Susan Tuttles class! Thanks for sharing! Have and great time and be safe! Hugs, Stephani

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

Hey Diane! The stone in the ring on my blog is a labradorite. I love the blue flash of those stones!

Talisa said...

I have just started my blog and its very encouraging to read this post of what blogging has opened up for you. I'm working hard at finishing things as well - and it does feel good! Have fun at the class!