It was recently asked of me by a business coach, am I an Artist who Teaches, or a Teacher who is an Artist? My first response was that I am an Artist who Teaches but then as the discussion dug down deeper about what I do and why I do what I do...the question surfaced again, "So I ask you again, are you an Artist who Teaches or a Teacher who is an Artist? Because you do realize all we have talked about for the last hour is about your teaching!" I never really thought about it in those terms before and I'm not sure that there is any one right answer, but I do know that I thoroughly enjoy teaching art to my students who after several years of doing this --are all scattered throughout the world. Some, I'm lucky enough to have met in person but even those who I connect with online are are ones that I'm blessed to have in my life. I'm lucky all the way around, whichever way you look at it and whoever it is I am, or whoever it is that I've become. I enjoy both creating art, and teaching about it.
I love seeing my students smiles when they are having fun and in their element. Or hearing about a breakthrough when they create something they didn't think they could do when first walking through the door. I enjoy them quietly (or not so quietly!!! ) share stories and getting to know one another as the day(s) progress during a workshop and retreat.
That's the mark I've made so far in this journey. The calling, the purpose after the main purpose which is to be a mother to my boys. It's all connected in many ways. :) I hope you find a calling or purpose that fills your heart with passion.
(All the above pictures feature classes I'll be teaching at Create in Dallas Texas in about 2 weeks!!!)
Waterflowing Selfie, Mini City, Glazed and Not so Confused, Angelic Inspirations, and Ornamental--can be purchased through the Create Texas Website. Stop by HERE to find more information. PLUS I will also be vending at the artist faire that Friday evening.
Dates for the event are September 17th-21st , 2014.
Stop here for more details and to register :)