My friend Robin Davis introduced me to Kelly's blog and I was impressed with her willingness to share her story of success as well her contagious enthusiasm about her work.
Even though I am a fairly successful illustrator I have always felt a little artistically congested; like I could or should be exploring more arenas of creativity but wasn't. I decided that this was the summer that I was going to do all (well as many as I possibly could) of the things that I always talked about doing. So far I have done three.
1. Take a workshop.
2. Collaborate with Lori (we had been discussing it for ever).
3. Enroll in Kelly's class.
Three more are happening this week.
1. Every other week I am getting a few friends together for a craft/art night. We will explore different technics and ideas, make stuff and discuss what we're working on.
2. Improve my sewing skills. I am lucky to have Whipstitch Fabric Lounge right up the street from me. They teach classes for all skill levels and have great guest artists.
3. Start journaling.
Also on the list.
1. Start teaching classes.
2. Write books.
3. Start an Etsy shop
4. Inspire and encourage other's to pursue their dreams and figure out what it is that they want to do.
That last one is the toughest but the most important.
In addition to blogging about my general goings on I will keep you updated with my summer of trying new things.
Feel free to hang on and ride the roller coaster with me!