Wednesday, May 30, 2012
We've had so many odd days of flipping from clouds to sun.
But aren't the clouds magnificent!
Well, I have some really exciting and apropos news!!
You aren't going to believe this!
Okay...yesterday I am telling you all how I am struggling over this mixed media workshop, right? I confess my fears. I am wishing I could take that bigger step...leap into the deep end...emphatically cross that invisible inner line, right?
Well, I go check my email and I won!!!
What, you ask? What in the world did you win?
Well, Traci Bautista is the teacher of this Strathmore workshop on mixed media where I hit my brick wall. I saw she has a website and started following her...thinking maybe I could get some inspiration, you know? She's starting a six month online class ($75.00) in June called the Doodles Unleashed Video Kit Club. She was running a contest to give away a spot in the class. I thought--wow!--now that would really force me to be looser and bolder!
So, of course, I was afraid to enter for three days. Finally, I told myself--you'll never win, you coward, so what are you worrying about. Sign up! If you win--and what are the chances of that--then it would be meant to be. And it would be time to cross that line...to quit dipping your toe in and totally take the plunge. You'll never win, anyways.
See here! I won from her blog and somebody else won from facebook. And here are the class details! You might not be able to see them if you don't belong to Ning. If you can't--you can see her books Doodles Unleashed and Collage Unleashed on Amazon and they will give you an idea of how wild and free these classes are! Whew!
This is it, gang! No more pussyfooting around.
Oh, and I apologize ahead of time if I might sometimes have a harder time getting around to blogs and comments. There's this whole little private group...posting pictures and chatting...so I know it is going to take up more time...
...okay--slow, deep breaths...
Starts in days!
My stomach is in knots.
But I can't stop smiling!
My excitement and nervousness is hard to be contained.
The only thing uncontained about Karma was moving her cat bed off the loveseat. She's such a sprawler that, pushing with her feet farther and farther backwards for a belly rub, she almost fell off headfirst!
Eyes closed she is used to pushing her entire body up against something...anything. Karma needs to be contained--LOL! I, on the other hand, need to learn how to be unleashed and free and uncontained. ;)
Well, you know you will be joining me on my adventure. I promise I will post pictures--whether they are absolutely awful or passable. I will tell you how it feels to cross that invisible line...repeatedly. *my heart is pounding* Yup! I may have only whispered, but the Universe heard me. Be careful what you ask for, eh? ;) LOL!
The time is now.
I am going to jump in the deep end!!
"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."
"I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it is gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain."