My goodness, where did March go? I can't believe we are already at the end of it!
Today I wanted to talk about Finding your Tribe! You know - those people who get who you are and love you for it! I know I have talked about this before, but it is so important to our happiness to find our Tribe!
I believe that artists and creatives are often those 'outsider' people that just don't fit in with the regular crowd. They will often find themselves either isolated because they are a bit different or they find themselves conforming to fit in and belong. Neither one is fun.
I know I went through a lot of years where I limited my art and creativity. Partly because of time and energy, but also because I didn't have anyone to play with. When I did decide to explore, I did it alone. None of my friends were artsy at all, and so they didn't want to do that kind of thing with me. They didn't get excited about fabric stores or new paint colors or learning how to make something different. It's not that they weren't supportive of me doing it, they just didn't 'get it'.
When I started finding the people who were like me, my whole world changed. They loved art and creativity and exploring and experimenting. They created things and made messes and had fun doing it (just like me). I found some groups that were welcoming and full of creative people. I took some classes that were eye-opening and challenging and pushed my creative limits. It was wonderful. I had finally found my tribe!!!!
Everyone needs to have their tribe. You can have so much more fun and learn so much more about yourself when you surround yourself with the people who get you!
At Blue Twig Studio - I want to help you find your tribe! There are amazing teachers who come to share their love of art and creativity (whatever medium they choose to work in) and they are here to teach you but also to inspire you and gently push your creative boundaries. There are also some fun groups that are available at the shop. Groups that celebrate your creativity and inspire you. Groups that support you and encourage you to play.
Finding your Tribe will make you so happy! Knowing that there is someone out there that understands why you need every color of pen, or why you need dozens of stencils, or why you are building your ribbon stash, or why you are taking yet another art class. Your tribe will be just as giddy as you over that new technique you just learned and will laugh with you at the same silly things. Your tribe understands you and will be right there beside you!
I love my Tribe! I'm so glad I finally found them and that I am no longer that 'outsider' trying to fit in or trying to explain to someone WHY I am doing what I am doing. My Tribe understands!
If you don't have a tribe - go find one! I know there is a tribe out there for everyone! I hope you can find it at Blue Twig Studio, but if not, then I hope you find it somewhere else.
UPCOMING CLASSES YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN - Just click the link to take you to the registration page. Always check the Events calendar on the website to see what new classes may have been added. Be sure to register early for any classes you are interested in.
Play Lab - Mar 28th at 10am - all about stencils - $25
Play Lab - Mar 28th at 2pm - all about silk stuff - $25
Charity is on the mend and will be back teaching starting next week - Mar 31st. These are her regular weekly classes and we will be rescheduling her other classes that had to be cancelled - so watch for those to be back on the schedule too.
Liz Kettle is doing a "Ask Liz" event. April 4th from 10-Noon, Liz will be here in the shop to answer any questions or help with any of the techniques she has shared in her past classes. Or you can just come and show her your finished work. So if you have taken a class with her in the past, this is when you can pick her brain or get some bit of extra help with something. No need to pre-register, just show up.