Yesterday’s Gelli® Journaling class was just a dream, filled with texture and color and discovery and excitement!! Something magical seems to happen to me when I step in front of a classroom – my insecurities fall away, the volume of my voice increases (a little anyway), my confidence multiplies. It’s like I’m suddenly new and so full of information I can’t get it to spill out of my mouth fast enough (I may need to learn to temper that last bit ;)).
There’s a two-way energy that occurs – I get to fill the wells of my students and, if I do my job right, the things I’ve taught will fuel their creativity long after class ends. In return, I get to reap the rewards of their excitement and creative discovery!
With yesterday’s class, I felt that creative give and take about a thousand times over!! The overall kind of magic I’m talking about doesn’t happen unless the classroom is filled with enthusiastic spirits – and this one SURELY was.
Before I go any further, I MUST highlight Chris’s shirt (shown in the photo above) – she Gelli® printed it, folks!! With plain old acrylic paint and she said she washed it without any fading or bleeding. As someone who has Gelli® printed just about anything that hasn’t moved fast enough, I’m almost embarrased to admit I have not tried clothing yet. But it’s next on my list! Thank you, Chris, for inspiring us!!
I just had soooo much fun sharing techniques and watching these ladies take off running!! There’s just nothing that fills me up in quite that way. Here’s a peek of their work (and ladies, if I mis-credited any of these photos, please give me a shout)…
It was just a joyful class all around and I am beyond inspired by the work this group completed! Their creativity and daring spirit will have me fueled to the top for weeks to come!! Thank you, ladies, I’m oh-so-grateful for your continued support!!