This post is a part of our first blog hop including quite a few of the artists that connected during the class ”Flying Lessons” presented by the fabulous Kelly Rae Roberts. The theme is “Spreading Our Wings” or how we were inspired by our experience. It could involve some of our artwork or whatever creative element we desired to write about. At the end you’ll find the list of amazing participants in the blog hop.
A few months ago I decided to participate in Kelly Rae Roberts course for creative’s called “Flying Lessons.” Little did I know at the time just how much of an impact it would make on me.
My thought was that the class would let me figure out how to take my little business to the next level. Honestly I’ve been feeling very stuck, like I’m only going through the creative “motions” and not getting anywhere. Loving Kelly Rae, her blog, and her art I signed up excitedly and waited for the first days post to come. Guess what the subject matter was? Fear…..!
To say that I’ve been afraid over the past year would be an understatement. As the course continued the subject matter continued with a strong under tone of emotional churning. Each post dug deeper even though it was sprinkled with business tips and suggestions. My brain was in turmoil. How was I going to sift through all of this information?
The course ran for five weeks. Five weeks of frantic thoughts, updates to all things internet, and dreading the end of the class. It was so enjoyable, and yet un-nerving, I wanted it to continue for as long as possible. From the start we all knew there would be a private Facebook group we could join if we wanted to. Open to all that took the course. I requested entry, not knowing what to expect.
Well, the group is 378 strong! The conversation runs the gamut from teasing to serious money questions, to art shows to trading techniques and much, much more. I commented and tried to jump in. Mostly I read and tried to take it all in. It was (and is) art talk that is going on everyday and into the night. It’s a group that “gets it” whatever that may be. It’s a safe spot that you can come to and chat about the things that are on your mind. A spot to try out new ideas. A place to get or give help. An area to share a heartbreak or physical condition that you can’t even say out loud to yourself. A group that takes you for who you are and lets you know you’re not as alone as you thought you were.
It was said somewhere in our comments that, “who knew the best resource we’d get from taking the class would be ourselves!” So true. My inspiration is ongoing. Everyday I get to interact with all of the fabulous members of our group. Everyday there is something new to ponder and chat about. I am inspired to do more, be true to myself, and go forward to fulfill dreams I thought might not be possible a few months ago. And if I take a day and don’t quite get where I’d like to? Well, I can turn to anyone in our group for support or a laugh. For that, and so much more, I want to say thank you! Thank you to all of you who “get” it, it truly means the world to me. ( and so do all of you!)
|Free to fly the universe!|
Now go forth and visit ALL of the following blogs for great art, great people, and tons of inspiration!!!
Until Next Time,
(which will be tomorrow with the start of Creative Every Day
Lisa Michele Products:
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