Riding the Roller Coaster of Life
At the end of January, 2014 my world was turned upside down as I suddenly found myself in the midst of a miscarriage. After a period of initial devastation I managed to make three decisions that changed my life: I put my full trust in God’s plan for my life, I resigned from my stressful teaching career to get my priorities straight, and I took the plunge and signed up for the first semester of Sketchbook Skool. Over the course of the past three months my husband and I have gone through a roller coaster of emotions and doubts. With encouragement from family and friends, a positive outlook, and the therapeutic side effect of Sketchbook Skool we’re healing, finding peace, and discovering who we are and what it means to be happy in this world.
Sketchbook Skool: Kourse 1.1 Week #1
I almost talked myself out of signing up for Sketchbook Skool (“It’s too much money.”, “What if I’m not talented enough?”, “What if I don’t stick with it?”…). That would’ve been a HUGE mistake and I’m so grateful that I took a leap of faith and signed up! I’ve loved art, crafts, and writing since I was a kid with a wild imagination, but as I grew older life got in the way. Sketchbook Skool was exactly what I needed to renew my passion for art and to figure out how to incorporate art into my life.
Recap of week #1:
- Teacher: Danny Gregory
- Theme: New beginnings. We are all creative. Draw what you see. Document your life.
- Homework: Get supplies. Document your week.
- My reaction: THIS IS AWESOME! The Sketchbook Skool kommunity is full of energetic and encouraging artists from around the world. Getting a glimpse into Danny Gregory’s sketchbooks and hearing his philosophy about art was priceless. Although, my inner critic was in full swing…at first I was very nervous to tackle the blank pages in my sketchbook, let alone post my work for others to see! But, I did it and I survived!
My sketches from week #1:
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