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 sharing 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!!