Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ups and Downs

Recent greeting card design.

I usually like to start with good news then the bad news. Probably because I'll find a way to come back to good news after that. Anyway, I'm starting with the bad news today. I received a non-acceptance email from Art & Soul for the Virginia event yesterday. I'm trying not to let it get me down because I knew in the beginning of this new art adventure that it will be a roller coaster ride full of ups and downs, but I have to say that it wasn't fun to read. Moving on for now...

Now for the ups...

UP! There's another possible teaching opportunity on the horizon. I'll let you know if that works out.

UP! All of the art fair work is coming together nicely. I've been painting quite a bit, and I'd forgotten how much I enjoy it.

UP! I'm still enjoying the afterglow of Teesha Moore's class. Lots more journaling to come.

UP! The canopy for the art fair arrived, and I'm going to set up the booth as a trial run soon. Hopefully with some photos to share with you.

UP! I'm going to keep moving forward. This art adventure continues rain or shine!


  1. 'Only as high as I reach can I grow...' You gotta remember that one. If you didn't have the valleys you wouldn't enjoy the peaks - well it sounds good in theory, but in reality... well I understand. Love the card design. Keep on reaching...

  2. "If you reach for the moon and miss, the worse that can happen is that you fall among the stars."

    So sorry about your rejection letter - I'd be totally bummed out too. But look at all of the wonderful things happening in your world!!! So happy to hear that you'll keep moving forward. Don't look back!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

    PS LOVE the card!

  3. Hey Shelley, This stinks. I'm so thankful for you sharing this rollercoaster ride with the rest of us. Your big dreams are inspiring me and so many others to do the same. You are making your dreams come true + this part of it stinks. Thanks for letting us be part. I love this card.

  4. Sorry to hear that! I know it is such a down feeling! I am excited to hear that you might be teaching at something else though! In Ohio maybe? :) I admire the positive attitude you have! Keep it up and keep trying!!

  5. this card took my breath away.
    i love the paradox of a heavy elephant w/wings.
    anything is possible for us all.

  6. Attitude is 99% everything my fren! And you, knocking out the bad and focusing on the positive is perfect! And the best way to look at things. LOVE the card, simply adorable, you always inspire me! But you know that! :D


  7. I*N*S*P*I*R*A*T*I*O*N*A*L !!!