After taking a few days off, it’s now time to tidy up my studio and tackle my To Do list.
I’ll be photographing new products for my shop (Toho beads!) and images for new tutorials and kits.
Soon I’ll be focusing on class prep for two kumihimo classes I’m teaching this Fall semester at Parkland College. Registration is open. Supplies are included in the class fees. If you’re local, come join the fun!
I’m putting together my summer class proposals for the local community college where I teach. I feel so fortunate, so blessed, so valued when I’m invited to teach. This is what I LOVE!
Speaking of teaching… This week I had a bit of a disappointing educational experience. In this case, I was the student. (Never stop learning!)
It was the kind of experience that made me think the focus of the lesson was on “don’t make a mistake” rather than “try and see what happens”. Once I put my emotions aside, I looked back on the situation and I realized all over again the importance of things like:
- The value of patience
- The power of encouragement
- The importance of making learning FUN
I believe Albert Einstein said, “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”
That’s my goal: to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. And I hope I don’t forget the elements of patience, encouragement and fun. They matter oh, so very much!
So, my thought for today is: don’t be afraid to try something new. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Try. Learn. Repeat. That’s how we succeed, right?
Have you tried something new today?