And life changes again. For the better.
I’ve written a lot about the classes I’ve taken this year at Wired Designs Studio here in San Antonio. Gail Stouffer, one of the studio owners and the Director of Education, has been hugely supportive and encouraging of my efforts, and I have become quite fond of her. My time in the Wired Designs studio is always a jump-start to new ideas and new approaches to things I’m trying, and Gail is directly responsible for my newfound passion for glass cabochons. I feel really fortunate to have become part of that community of artists.
Well, last week Gail got in touch with me and asked me to consider joining her team as a metal and wire instructor. I was floored – thrilled, excited, scared, and floored. We’re still working out the schedule and some of the details, but after the first of the year, I’ll be working with another instructor to cover the metal class schedule, which will include a boot camp that covers the essentials of metal with a design class that puts it all together. At the moment, it looks like I’ll be teaching anywhere from three to five classes a month and I could not be more excited.
It was such a big deal for me to leave my job in May, to decide to follow whole-heartedly the path I felt God was setting before me, and to ignore the worry about money and provision that inevitably tries to creep in when we take such big steps away from “normal.” I have had Nick’s complete support in this and I have reveled in the unrestricted time to be creative and focused, but I admit that I have felt a little guilty and selfish to have been such a drain on our resources this summer. This opportunity is another encouragement to me that I am where I am supposed to be and doing what I’m supposed to be doing.
Thanks so much, Gail! I’m looking forward this new phase of the journey!