As I was preparing for my June Art Party, “Just BE,” I began receiving the message that I needed to “Just BE!” I needed to not only share this message with my students, but I needed to take it to heart and follow it myself!
As I was running around, full steam ahead creating demos and lesson plans, shopping for supplies, cleaning the studio, plus doing all of my day to day tasks as a mom, wife, and part-time employee, plus creating and delivering new art for shops, galleries, etc, I began to feel a bit overwhelmed. Then I had a few people (for very good reasons) cancel at the last minute and I became frustrated AND overwhelmed. Not a good combination. I wondered if I should even have this June class at all. I wondered if I should cancel the whole thing and “Just BE” by myself. I sure needed some down time! But just as I was about to call it quits, a very dear friend going through a very tough time called and asked if there was still space in my class for her and a friend. I decided to continue with the class and just wait and see who showed up. I am SO glad I did! The women who showed up were all there for a reason and the sharing and creating that went on that afternoon was uplifting, moving and beautiful! It was like poetry in motion. Thank you Jennifer, Karen, Anne Marie, Maribel, and Melissa for sharing this time with me as we learned to “Just BE” together! I hope that you each find time to rest, relax, and “Just BE” this summer! I plan to do the same! Much love, jackie.