Pick Yourself Up and Try Again

 

So I have been having so much fun with my passion sharing that I decided awhile back to take it a bit further and offer online e-courses of my process and exploration in art.  This is taking me outside of my comfort zone since I hate the way I look on camera and I hate the way my voice sounds.  But what the heck, I decided to go for it.    I spent three long, arduous months and effort filming and developing my first online course – Artful Inspirations: Floral Abstract and was ready to launch September 2016.   It was a great accomplishment, I was proud of myself and hoped people would enjoy it.   But when I went to upload my content onto my e-learning site, my hard drive crashed.   I lost everything – all of my files, videos, and content.   I was devastated.  I cried.  I got angry.  I had a complete meltdown.  I worked so hard teaching myself how to edit and film videos and it was all gone.   I was just mortified of the outcome.   To add to the despair, I didn’t have a large amount of money needed to save my data at the time.   It was just too expensive.

What’s a Girl to do?

After I had sobbed uncontrollably for several days, I gave up on my sorrow and decided to start over.    Unfortunately, my launch would have to get pushed back considerably since I had two solo shows coming up and a bunch of teaching opportunities.   This is a good thing!    So now I am here, January 2017 starting over.   I have talked to my inner self and given it a sweet pep talk to just let it go.   It will be ok just pick myself up and start again.

Starting over can lead to a whole new experience

As soon as I hit the record button, I knew something was different.   I had a different sense of freedom.  I had been here before, but now I could DO THIS!    To be honest, I wasn’t a big fan of the painting I was taping in my first videos but now…..  This abstract floral was moving, coming alive and breaking free.   I am having more fun, and I know what I am doing.  So I am currently on a role, creating, exploring and seeing a whole new path.  I am having fun and have let go of my big fail and moved on.

Follow the journey

My Artful Inspiration: Abstract Floral course is FREE and contains two full demos of my process as well as a workbook and a few other goodies.   This is just the beginning – I will be offering more online courses of my process including my popular pastel course, and a bunch of exciting mixed media style courses to invigorate your creative soul.   This is an ongoing work in progress for me, and I welcome you to follow the journey as I grow and expand Creative Souls Art.

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