TODAY is a very special day. It is... my birthday!
But, it is not just ANY birthday; it is a milestone both in age and the current events of my life.
TODAY, I stand on the precipice of a NEW beginning!
I think my blog banner at the top represents exactly how I feel. This image is filled with symbolism about my present circumstances. My life is very much like the tiny bird perched on the branch ready to spread its wings and fly.
This year has already been filled with an abundance of inspiring and memorable moments giving me the confidence to stretch my wings.
Over the last several weeks, I had the immense honor of debuting as a teacher for a well known and well-respected artist's retreat. And this honor has multiplied exponentially having also been invited to other equally outstanding events all over the country.
I have been completely exhilarated by the teaching experience, and can hardly wait until I have the opportunity to share my talents again!
And if all of this were not enough, I recently experienced a second debut that occurred simultaneously with conducting my workshop. The premier issue of Somerset Memories Magazine hit the newsstands with a published article from yours truly.
I felt as if I was having an out of body experience when the magazine arrived in my mailbox. I stood as still as a deer in headlights carefully reading each word. By the time I had finished the page, I realized I had tears steadily streaming down my face. I could hardly believe that I had actually lived that story.
My article is about "becoming". I know many artists have endured similar circumstances in their own lives. I had many occasions when I was overcome with severe doubts, and others that were so thrilling I could hardly breathe. I invite you to pickup a copy and read these heartfelt words for yourself.
The months ahead look to be just as interesting as the days I have had over the last three weeks.
There is SO MUCH more to share, all in good time.
Some VERY... VERY EXCITING happenings are just over the horizon.
But for now, I simply plan to bask in the joyous moments of this special day.