Saturday, May 26, 2012

He melted my heart

It was one of those weeks. I had been teaching in the classroom, something that usually leaves me weary and exhausted at the end of the week. I had received some good news though that kept my spirits high and kept me going, feeling like I had a purpose and had achieved something I never would have dreamed about. That email kept me going, feeling like I was on an absolute high. But I still doubted myself when it came to my art. It was a hobby, an outlet for me to pour out my stresses and my joys all onto a page, with paint, ink, stamps, flowers, you name it. To me I wasn't doing anything extraordinary, I was just playing with paint and paper.

Sitting on the couch feeling tired and weary from the teaching, my hubby came over to sit beside me, and I threw my legs over his to relieve the pain I felt in them. We looked at each other and he told me he was proud of me. The conversation continued something like this:

"Because I made it through the week of teaching without crashing?"


"Oh, you mean because of my art journals. It's just fun, no big deal."

"It is a big deal. You are an artist."

My heart melted.

I've been on cloud nine, ever since.

Mixed media journal page, using Neocolor II crayons, Glimmer mist, Prima flowers, tags, cardboard, ephemera

Closeup of the flowers and tags

Prima flowers are so lovely

Glimmer mist frame

I hope to be able to come back and tell you more about my happy news, but in the meantime I hope you enjoy my layout. And coming soon will be my first You Tube tutorial video. I'm looking forward to doing that.

Have a great week everyone!


Michelle Gregory said...

my husband has said something along those same lines about my writing, and now my art. it makes all the difference in the world to have a supportive spouse.

Robyn (RedDogGirl) said...

That is one of the loveliest stories I have ever heard. Amazing how much it means to have a someone in your corner and a safe and loving place to call home.

Suzy800 said...

Kiki, this is an awesome blog post!! How absolutely sweet of your're a very lucky lady. And that is an amazing journalling page!! I are an artist!!