This week marks the last week in the first course of the online artsy class I've been taking. It has been a very beneficial class, and one that I have found myself getting really lost in. Everyday during my "duty free" lunch I sit with a warm bowl of soup in my favorite hand painted bowl, open the blog and become...well....for lack of better word MOTIVATED. Motivated to get out there more. Like out there in the design world in a totally new capacity. I know, like I need another thing to keep me busy. But here's the thing. I know deep down inside my heart that I have more to say and that this creative journey has lead me all the way to where I am now for a specific reason. All the jobs, teaching, friends, lost friendships, heartbreaks, art classes, etc. are a part of something bigger than I can see the outer ring of. It's like the horizon line where the ocean and sky appear to meet. It's not over for me. Nope.
I'm in a very different place than I was a year ago. That's is for sure. Physically, mentally and more than really I should share here. It's been transforming to my art going back to work full-time. But it has been good. And this class is a huge part of the good. Because it's keeping me motivated to stay in the circle. Let me tell ya, it would be VERY easy to stop blogging, stop painting, stop making jewelry and just teach. Very. But I just can't. My heart will not let me.
So......I did want to share my homework from last week. Because I like it. It was fun!! Our assignment was to take photos of all sorts of things and from that photo create a color story. And then implement that color story into more homework. Well, seeing as how I just finished decorating for the holidays, this became my first story board! It appears this holiday I am decorating with lots of pink and blue. Well, actually since I didn't buy much of anything to decorate with, I have always decorated with pink and blue. Well, what can I say?
Here are a few other shots of the holiday decorations. The ornaments are all from my Grandmother Adkins. I love that part of the story.