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.