Yes, that is a castor wheel covered in paint!
One of the commitments I made to myself this year was to be more organized and create awesome spaces for my circle. This means planning ahead, thinking about the experience from the POV of a student, and go above and beyond what I promise in a class.
I thought it'd be more work, but it actually is so much fun! I share a studio with a wonderful lady who does so much for her students that it's hard not to be inspired!
So now I'm sitting here, two days before summer camp begins, dealing with a family emergency...
... and I'm not freaking out.
Everything is ready. I have stuff to upload, sure, but the heavy lifting is done. I filmed it all weeks ago, so I'm not exhausted from long film days. I put together special paper packs (because who wouldn't like a letter and goodies sent snail mail before a class starts!) and made a special letter to go with them. I hand-addressed envelopes. I have to-do lists and surprises.
And there's such an amazing feeling to being proud of what you've accomplished, not because of the external world, but your internal one. When you finally prove to yourself you can totally do this. And do it well. Do it better.
It kinda takes away the fear of failure. Because there's no way you can. You've already won. And it's because you decided to play in the first place.
Art Journal Summer Camp starts on Monday, so this weekend is your last chance to sign up. I'll probably put the self study up in September/October, but it won't be nearly as fun as taking it live. Last year's class was one of the best experiences I've ever had as a teacher and an artist, and I'm so, so excited to get started!