One year ago this month I was working at a dead end job that was paying the bills, but was physically making me ill to go there each day. It was sucking the life out of me... Such negativity on a daily basis. I was suffocating, It was aweful, I'm sure you could imagine....
A friend recognised my eagerness to make a drastic change in my life,and sent me a link to Kelly Rae Roberts e-course. I had never taken an e-course, nor was I anywhere close believing I was a true artist.I just knew that when I was creating, it was as if my soul would sing.
This was an amazing gift that was right in front of me, it was as if the universe was hearing my pleas and my quest for answers and it flew right into my lap...everything was telling me that this is what I needed to do. I decided I NEEDED to take the e-course with Kelly Rae Roberts on Taking Flight, Giving your creative Business Wings, and I can honestly say that my life has been ever changed since.
From the course we received personal attention and mentoring from Kelly Rae Roberts, a PDF to keep forever and a private Flying Lessons "Fly Tribe" Face Book Group.
Hundreds of creatives took this course and the outcome that has come from this amazing group of women has been amazing beyond words. We have supported one another through our creative journeys and personal circumstances. A sisterhood and a bond that will never be broken. A place that is safe and positive and uplifting. I just can't say enough to express the gratitude I have for my Fly Tribe.
Wonderful things have happened for me since taking this course. I have given myself the title of "Artist" and I believe in myself and of the goodness that is inside of everyone of us....
I have achieved goals that I did not think were possible a year ago. I ditched that crummy job. I have practiced Kindness and positive thinking daily, I have had my name published in the pages of those magazines I greatly admired, I have had artist interviews, and been the featured artist on numerous blogs and websites, and have been given the confidence of putting myself, and my work out there. I an involved with many art swap groups, and have met the most amazing people, I opened up an Etsy shop, where I SELL my artsie creations, and started my blog. Doors that were once closed are opening up and I am loving this journey that I am on.
In celebrating my gratitude, and thankfulness for the gifts that I have received this past year, and, with the help and support of my "Fly Tribe", we have been on a mission to "Give Back."
Some of the ways that I have achieved this personal act of giving is to create Mail Art post cards that will be delivered to Rehab and Long Term Care Hospital Residents in San Francisco. I couldn't imagine the struggles that these beautiful souls encounter on a daily basis, and to be able to add some color to their world and lift their spirit with art, is a wonderful feeling. This is an ongoing project, and if you are so inclined to send some art their way, you can find the link Here.
Another fantastic group I am involved with for "Giving Back", is a Face Book group called Art Abandonment. Little works of Art are being abandoned in various places throughout our neighborhoods and public establishments as gifts. There is a site address for the recipient to leave a message, if they are so inclined to do so, saying that they received the gift and how they felt about it. There is something so exciting about this act of giving, because you don't want anyone to see you leaving your gift. Fun and Exciting, Kindness and Compassion at it's fullest. You can join this open group Here.
Another way WE are "Giving Back" is just so exciting!!! I can hardly wait to share this one!!!
As our Fly Tribe has all joined hands and taken flight, we wanted to do something BIG!!! A way to Thank our mentor for giving us such strength, guidance and confidence, creating our tribe, and giving us wings...
Kelly Rae Roberts is offering this Taking Flight e-course for the LAST time. This course starts September 17th, 2012. A link to her course is Here.
We have achieved an amazing accomplishment and are proud to announce that WE have raised tuition for 8 courses to this amazing life changing class. And the generous Kelly Rae Roberts herself, is MATCHING the tuition for 8 more students!!! That's 16 Free CLASSES that the lucky winners will receive so far !!!! Winners will be selected by submission letters explaining their Wish to take flight. There is also a donation link if you so desire to add to the contributions to help someone achieve their creative dream!!! Kelly will announce the winners on August 29th,2012 on her blog. Best of luck to the winners!
This is just so amazing to be part of this generous movement and I am just so, very thankful, to have found such an outstanding group of positive and inspirational spirits...
Hop over to see some of the other outstanding acts of kindness as others are sharing the ways they are "Giving Back" too!
Here's the LINK to the hop!!!