Thoughts on Slowing Down

Welcome to the new people that have joined my blog recently.  This is a space where I share art projects, events coming up and thoughts on life.  Today is for thoughts on slowing down.

Sometimes when things happen in life it makes you change directions.  I injured my back last week and it has made me slow down.  I am not able to rush around getting things down.  I have to sit, lie down and just be.  I am not very good at slowing down or resting.  Even when I was pregnant with the girls and the doctor told me to slow down, I had such a hard time.   Cue my husband telling me to rest.  My mom was like that as well…..always busy doing things.  It must be in my genes.  I have discovered this week when I was forced to stop, that slowing down does have its benefits.  I find my creative mind is able to work better and I have clearer ideas of the direction to go in my art business.  I am able to help the girls with their homework and be home to hear about their day after school.  I can focus on healthier foods to heal my body and be present when my husband is sharing one of his guitar solos.  So I guess I have discovered that injuring my back sucks…but slowing down is good for the soul.  So when the universe sends you messages to slow down…listen.  How many of you have taken the time to slow down recently?  I would love to hear your thoughts.

When you see all the events I have coming up in the rest of this post, you will see why it is hard to slow down!

Sneak Peak of Paintings for the December art classes at Cougar Canyon….

tree silhouette painting       polar bear

I am so excited to be able to run classes at the Cougar Canyon Elementary School!  Spots are filling up so register soon.   I can’t wait to show the students how to do tree silhouettes with water colour paints and how to paint fur for a polar bear.  The students will also have an opportunity to work on a group art project.

When:  Dec. 2nd, Dec. 9th and Dec. 16th.  Mondays after school from 3-4:30 (students will walk from their classes to the multi-purpose room and parents will pick up at 4:30)

Grades: 3-7

Cost:  Click this link to register

cougar market poster 2019

I am will be taking part in the Cougar Canyon Elementary Marketplace again this year.  I will ornaments, cards and original art including my new Chalk Couture designs.  Claire and her friends will have their very popular slime with Slimeio and Hanna will have her famous sweet treats.  We hope to see you there.  It will be a great place to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping.  Let us know if you will be stopping by.

When:  Nov. 23rd, 2019 from 10-3

Where:  1164 Lyon Road, Delta

sip and shop 2019

I will be taking part in a Sip and Shop this year with a new business I have been experimenting with called Chalk Couture.  Check out this website for more information about this amazing company.  Come mingle, have a hot drink and eat some yummy appies and desserts while you shop for Christmas gifts and support local mammas and their businesses.  All the amazing businesses that will be there include:  Beautycounter, Stella & Dot, doTERRA, Sweetlegs, Norwex, Chalk Couture and Arloops (knitted items).    Definitely worth a visit!

When:  Saturday Dec. 7th, 2019 1-3

Where: message me to if you want me to send you an invitation

Winter Art Class in Home Art Studio

winter art classes 2020

The winter art classes will focus on winter scenes, animals and famous artists using mixed media techniques such as acrylic painting, water colour techniques and oil pastels.  Students get to create in a relaxed home art studio setting where their creativity will be celebrated and nurtured.  Classes are for kids ages 8 and up.   I can’t wait to create with you!   If you register before the end of December I will put your name in for a prize.

When:  Monday nights January 13th-February 17th from 4-5:15

Where:  Home Art Studio 11427 Somerset Crescent, Delta, BC

Cost:  $90 Click this link to register.

Happy creating lovely people.  Please share this with family and friends who like creative things.

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