We’re Going On An Adventure!
Tomorrow starts a most wonderful challenging experience for me as I embark on an intensive online class about creating art for the Home Decor Industry. I have been most interested for some time now – say 3 years if not more, in learning about getting my art out there in the licensing world and this is one amazing journey and opportunity in taking this course: Make Art That Sells for Home Decor With Lilla Rogers.
As one of my greatest mentors, sources of inspiration and truly a soul who saw trends in the design world, my mother Gertrude Quinn – would tell me right now if she were still alive that: “Leah, we’re going on an adventure!”.
I have fond memories of our various adventures. She taught me so much. She also believed in education – big time! So I invest in myself now as she did then, when as a youngster. She would surprised me with a fresh supply of large fancy paper and a new pastel kit or set of paints every now and then. She was always full of surprises. Oh how I miss her terribly.
Gertrude was quirky, impeccably dressed, could easily quote Shakespeare, had a wonderful love of music and art and had a flair for design in its many forms. She envisioned trends. I saw this first hand and was mesmerized when I noticed she had this ‘gift’. She believed in exploring your world to ponder, learn and discover who you truly were. We went on many many adventures.
You truly know when something becomes your true passion, that you are following your inner joy. You feel it inside your heart. It’s when you are up at the crack of dawn on a Sunday (willingly) and start getting busy with setting up your studio, your work space, your mind space and soul space in preparing for an online class with Lilla Rogers, Margo and the whole Make Art That Sells team.
Personally it’s going to be hard work, yet exillerating, thought-provokingly evolutionary as I discover what I can create. I am so incredibly honored to have a chance to rub ‘virtual elbows’ with you all for this very special learning experience. – I squeal inside with nervous excitment knowing our creative adventure is about to start and will have profound affect in providing inspiration to us all.
These were just a few words I was able to share with the other students who are taking this class along side me on the day before we are about to embark on our adventure. Many of the ‘students’ are so incredibly gifted and well-skilled it’s a special delight to learn from professionals already working successfully in this incredible career field. When I took the first Make Art That Sells Part A (MATS A) Make Art That Sells, that course knocked my creative socks off!
So as I embark on this creative journey and adventure for these next most intensive five weeks, I look forward in sharing my story, my creative experience and art with you all.