Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Creative Growth.

I've had an artistic awakening recently and the final step in realizing my path was the start of this art journal I call Creative Growth. The top pic are favorite pages thus far.
I mentioned in the previous post how doing an art journal has made me realize how therapeutic and free art can really be. No deadlines, no intentions of selling it, no pressure. It makes me giddy with creativity and excitement for the future! I have really enjoyed my almost 10 years as a shop owner but it is time for me to really go where my heart is taking me.

I have so many great ideas and with owning this fabulous building the options are endless. I want to paint murals and teach classes, I want to sell my art and jewelry all over the country and maybe write a book???? I am not exactly sure what the future holds but I am more than ready and willing to take it to the next level and I cannot wait to see what that future is! Changes will be slow and well planned but the thought right now is the store will close as a regularly open retail shop after the holidays. I may still have special events once a month or so but the store will really be open a few days a week to host classes taught by not only me but my network of super talented friends. It will be an open studio of sorts with lots and lots of goodies to play with and experiment with. So keep an eye on the blog I will let everyone know what is happening and please don't think of this as an end....it is a very very exciting beginning.






11 comments:

Bren's Manic Menagerie said...

Wow! You GO girl! I can feel your enthusiasm, and those pages are superbly you!

PCarriker said...

Absolutely fabulous pages girl!!! Isn't the black fun to work on? Best of everything in you new endeavors, working on some of those myself:-)

Artsy Momma said...

I love your journal. I need to start one of these I feel lost and I have a feeling it would at least help me start to find my way. BTW, I would love to teach a class or too if the opportunity comes up!

beth said...

Oh Kim I am thrilled for you! You have inspired me endlessly to stay the course and fully express yourself thru your art.

I can't wait to be a student in one of your fabulous classes.

WindandHoney said...

I'm excited for you Kim. I have found journaling to be wonderful too.

risa said...

Such exciting changes! I know you'll make your way along this new path one glorious step at a time. Good luck!

the real me said...

you are amazing....so happy for all the joy in your heart. Looking forward to seeing what is next!!!!

ArtSnark said...

fun journal - wonderful colors!

Chrisy said...

Oh darlin...yes I see you doing classes and having exhibitions and other gatherings with creative people...you'd help so many people...would love to sit with you and do some journalling...

gilstrapdesigns said...

That is so good I'm having a creative spiritual awakeing also I was recently laid off of my job so I felt like that would give me more time to really create and do what I want to do without feeling rushed my last day of work after 12 years with the City of Dallas September 30 was to be my last day at work and in between that my Son Brandon was robbed and murdered on September 26th. Brandon was 29 years old and he also had Lupus and Raynard's disease. I'm just now starting to get back into my creativity I feel like my creating will be much deeper and different. I plan on getting back to journaling and maybe I will do an art journal just for therapy. Your artwork and jewelry is beautiful. Reading your blog tonight was just what I needed. Wow you just never what will happen next.

glimmering prize said...

wow kim! you just gave me the biggest jolt of inspiration! your energy is contagious! reach for those dreams and don't give up! i still have that painting right by my bed- follow your heart you'll love where it takes you!