Gander a gaze at a star in the making? 🙂
Greetings! Thanks again for stopping by and allowing me into your day for just a moment. At this time I am nestled into a corner of my favorite coffee shop and just completed the illustration for this week. Sometimes the words for the week are such that they would call for a literal drawing yet if you haven’t figured already I am more of an “outside the box” kind of girl. 🙂 This one stemmed from a childhood memory of my older sister and I taking time to sing into our family’s vacuüm. Even though our bellows never landed us a record deal it was always grand to live in the dream.
Just recently I quit my job to follow my dream to stay at home with my children, work as an illustrator and help my husband as he staffs a InterVarsity Chapter at Hope College. As I share our new direction people often look at me as if I have two heads. After all, I left a stable teaching job to follow a job that is unpredictable and perhaps at times, unstable. Yet for me, this is all I can think to do and feel called to do. It is not about the money, or fame… but just honoring who I am and allowing my desire to create and being who I am supposed to be. Above my studio drawing table is a quote that I have identified with throughout this transition.
” A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for”
John A. Shedd, Salt from My Attic, 1928
So as I venture out (sporting my “two heads”) I do so, with a skip in my step. After all this kid works outside the box and what better way than to do what I have always dreamed of doing! So, let the adventure begin!