.....and today, like most days i am packing from what i haven't even unpacked from my last teaching trip!! But...i can honestly say i am loving every single minute teaching on the road this year! Well, maybe not the time when i missed connecting flights and arrived at my destination 7 hours AFTER i was supposed to teach a class? Stuff happens, when you've traveled all over the country, on 36 airplanes since January 10, 2013! This is my "heart with wings" painted journal that i am using for class inspiration in my workshops. It's symbolic of my life, taking my passion and flying creatively and literally all over the country.
It's bliss, creating, painting, journaling, sewing, laughing, sharing and nurturing new friendships along the way. The first half of this year has been such a whirlwind, and i am intentionally making myself embrace every single moment wherever i am. Having raised my awesome four kids in so many busy years, carpooling, going to sports and school activities, etc., i was always a spaz, in constant motion ready for "the next thing to do". At this point in my life, (now that the kids are grown and on their own) i've forced myself to truly "just be", be present in right now, and not worry about what is coming next, what i have to do, how busy i am. Because if i get caught up in all that my head will explode! Making myself 110% present, I am so very blessed each and every time i schlep way too many art supplies, and set foot into a classroom where eager, sparkly souls are eagerly waiting to put on their own creative wings.
Being a "travel teaching empty nester" is such an honor and privilege. I can share my passion for art and creativity and give wings to others. I embrace every destination and venue, stop, breathe, "just be" and cherish the moments. From the bottom of "my heart with wings", I want to thank you if you've taken my classes and workshops this year. And, you can check out my travel teaching schedule tab at the top of the blog and see if i'll be in your area soon. Join my creative adventures and let your artsy self fly! More than likely i will be FLYING to meet YOU!