A year ago I started an online creative business course with Kelly Rae Roberts called Flying Lessons and it's been an amazing year since then. I started my own website, ordered some business cards and postcards, created and sold pendants and paintings. I also joined the Summer 2011 Flying Lessons Group aka my Fly Tribe - a Facebook group to connect with others doing the course - an incredible group of creative, inspirational and supportive women.
Doing the course has given me a lot confidence and courage to display my art and to travel overseas to a Squam Art Workshop in New Hampshire, USA. In two weeks time I will be flying to New York City and will spend the Saturday with some of these beautiful women touring art galleries and going shopping - it's going to be an amazing experience and I will meeting a couple of them at Squam too.
Here's a brand new painting I created for displaying and selling at a local winery in late October. It's titled The Birdcage - see the bird outside the cage looking at the cat? Protection vs freedom.
The Birdcage, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36" 91cm x 91cm
The Fly Tribe decided to celebrate the anniversary by giving back and donating money to send one person on the Flying Lessons course. We raised enough money to send 8 people on the course and Kelly Rae said she would match us $ for $ so we have 16 Flying Lessons e-courses to give away!!! Sixteen people will be given flight!!! That's huge, enormous, wonderful, exciting - I'm so proud of the generous women in this special group and this means that 16 lucky people out there will be able to do the course and give their artistic dreams flight.
Interested??? Here's how...Check out the Fly Tribe blog post and leave a comment at the bottom. How easy and how awesome is that????
Click on the links below to join in on our Giving Back, Giving Flight one year anniversary blog hop:
Janet Forrest http://www.tatterednworn.wordpress.com