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.