Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Unlock the Artisit Within

Today my heart is a bit aflutter. Last night I found out that Claudine Hellmuth will be teaching a three day workshop at ArtEscape in Portland, ME September 25th-27th. This is a photo of the back of her first book Collage Discovery. I love that phrase unlock the artist within. We all have the creative potential we just need to have a little faith and make the decision to embrace our creative spirits.
I am ever so grateful that I have listened to my heart and now well on my creative journey. It is not always easy and it does take time and effort to nourish dreams and bring them to life. I find that clear intention is the first step. Making the choice that you and your dreams are worth uncovering requires trust and a bit of vision. Acting on your dreams takes courage and time. I listened to my heart that was telling me you should be part of this event, I checked my calendar and I am going to ArtEscapes workshop taught by Claudine. Here comes another interesting aspect that makes me believe the more I acknowledge my dreams and take the first steps the universe will help me on my path. This morning after sending out a group email to try to generate some interest in finding someone else to go with in hopes to save a little money by sharing a room. I got a call from Gina Lee Kim, a mixed media artist that lives not too far from me down in Massachusetts. We haven't yet met in person but have been keeping in touch with each other through our blogs after we both receive this bloggers award from Lynda.

Well Gina had already signed up for the workshop and left a message asking me if I would be interested in sharing a room with her. We are taking a little leap of faith and trusting that we are going to get along great and enjoy sharing this experience together. We also made some plans to finally meet in person at the Starbucks on Market Square in Newburyport where Gina has her latest exhibit. So remember when your heart sends those whispers of dreams you need to listen and leap.


Gina Lee Kim said...

Caryn, you captured our whole experience this morning rather beautifully. From that wishful thinking, to the power of our intentions, to taking a total leap of faith and now, making artistic dreams come true. I couldn't have written it any better! I have 2 of Claudine's DVD's and have always wanted to take a class. I'm so glad you told me that you signed up. It was the sign I needed to move forward and register!!!

See you Tuesday!!

m i c h e l l e said...

What a wonderful post! Good, good message. :-)

I'm so happy you are going to ArtEscape...and what a wonderful experience you're having with it, even before you go to the retreat!

lori vliegen said...

thanks for such a wonderful reminder to do more leaping when we hear those whispers! and i must say that i'm so happy (and a little envious!) that you're able to attend claudine's class...AND spend some fun girlfriend time with gina! have a fabulous time!! :)

Lynda said...

I couldnt agree more :) I am so glad that you and gina are becoming great friends! shes a very nice person. Have fun at the workshop :)

di from di-did-it said...

Yay! Good for you! I'm so glad you're listening to your heart.

Thank you for the wonderful gift you sent to me last week! I posted it on my blog with a link to your website.

Peace & Joy