Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The new year, a new word and new teaching opportunities!


I know we have a few more days to embrace 2015...to enjoy our family and friends..to reflect on the good, the bad, the in-between..to eat a little more than we should, to create our new year's resolutions, to then once again embrace a new year, a new hope, a new (and yet unseen), future...I absolutely love Abraham Lincoln's thoughts on the future...

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at time.

So when our minds drift into the "what if's" and the unknown, I am reminded that indeed the future is something we can not control..we can only anticipate it one day at time.  Making the most of each opportunity, embracing each moment, the good, the bad, the in between times.  Through faith, we can take each day with a hopeful, eager anticipation.  No, not all moments will be sunshine, there will be a little or a lot of rain.  We will need our family and our friends to get us through those moments.  And Lincoln's perspective combined with what the writer of Psalms reminds us that 

This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

When there seems nothing to rejoice in,  think that this is a moment, not the future, not the final destination.  Each day, there are new embraceable moments of learning, teaching, gratitude, love and  kindness (just to mention a few)...that can be shared with you or that you can share with others.  It's all about taking the future one day at time.  Being present for today and all of it's moments.    So, with 2016 just days away, what are we to do with the future...Embrace it one day at time.  

My new word for the year is......Embrace- to hold (someone) closely; to entwine closely around: to clasp;  to encircle; to accept or support willingly and enthusiastically.  

This word- Embrace/Embraceable- sums up my love for the Lord, my family and friends; my life long love of learning, creating and teaching; my artistic endeavors; My Willow Hearts' girls and their moms and more aspects of daily living ---- to entwine love, kindness and creativity; to share in the blessings and to sit with those who can teach me to embrace all of life's moments and to encircle those that need that helping, encouraging hand of friendship and support. 

Until next time, I hope that you'll take a few moments and embrace the tomorrows - one day at a time....

Teaching Opportunities at a glance 

Classes being held at My Art Studio- for details email chantal515@verizon.net

January 16 - Saturday in the Studio- Creating Wire-wrapped beaded jewelry

wire wrapped and beaded bracelet

wire wrapped and patina necklace and bracelet

wire wrapped beaded dangles with charms
and sari ribbon

January 26 - Tag Art Tuesday
Februray 13 Saturday in the Studio -  for the love of He{art}
February 23 - Tag Art Tuesday
March 19 - Saturday in the Studio - Playing with Patinas
March 22 -Tag Art Tuesday 

Classes being held at Sparks Studio

February 27- Join me for an afternoon of creating with ICE Resin®

Some of my favorite Bezels- inspiration pieces for our class

March 15-  Metal Magic with ICED Enamels

LOVE ICED Enamels--inspiration pieces for our class

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