It's been 2 years since I leaped into the wild frontiers of teaching painting! I remember prepping for that first class. I practiced painting the brightly colored representation of the Seattle skyline twice before the third time when I taught the application of paint and various techniques to a room of 30ish people. I rehearsed and recorded myself teaching the steps to the unresponsive walls of my bedroom. I realized how much I said filler words like "um", and "like" and "really", like you know?
I learned so much about painting, teaching and myself. Attendees declared how they were scared to come, but they enjoyed learning to paint. I was thrilled to learn that they enjoyed doing so with me! I began to feel as though my childhood dream of becoming an art teacher may have been an actual calling.
It's been one year since I registered for my business license. It's been two months since I quit my day job as a graphic designer and product photographer. I am now one day away from launching my painting classes for Sari Luna Designs!
I can't believe it's finally here and I took the plunge! I have so much good in my life and I am so grateful to those around me who have believed in and supported me along the way. My friends are my rock and are so invaluable to me for encouragement. I love you guys! Special thanks to Dereck Clark at The Bar Shoppe & Lounge for taking such care in making these arrangements with me!