Cat with dog and bird, by Anna, age 5
Goose by Tatum, age 7
Horses by Elsa, age 7
Last year was dismal for my graphic design business. Because of the economy, because I work mainly with higher-ed and nonprofits, or just because things change. I spent countless hours thinking about what was next for me. I started my etsy shop, I volunteered, I brainstormed over wine with other moms in similar situations.
And all the while I was always doing art projects with Anna and her friends. I don't know why it took so long for the idea to click, but once it did it was as right as rain. I am now teaching art to kids out of my home. I started with 2 classes this month, and will be doubling that in the Spring.
I admit it's a bit daunting. And 90 minutes is a looooong time when working with kids in such a focused way. But man, just seeing the beautiful work they produced was so inspiring.