January 16, 2013

Soaring


The first night after I took my banner up to the store and posted about it here, I had a dream that nobody signed up for my class. It's nerve wracking to put yourself out there but jumping off the cliff to chase dreams seems to be part of my personality now. I can't even seem to help myself and each time I do it, I'm filled with a strange mixture of fear and joy and I just push through and I have yet to regret the jump. I've changed so much these past 3 years and here's what I know for sure, it's scary, this dream stuff, but worth every moment. I'm spreading my wings and I've never been happier.


Today I've tucked myself into the studio to make class kits. My class on January 30th is full but I've opened up a second class on Thursday January 31st in the evening from 5:30-7:30. There are 4 spots left and you can email me at thecottagenest@gmail.com if you would like more information.


I've also had some interest in kits and wanted to let you know that since I've had to schedule a second class I'm not sure how many kits I can make that are exactly like this, although I might be able to do an alternative one. If you are interested in one please email me and I will take those requests on a first come first serve basis based on my materials (and time!). I'm so excited and humbled by your enthusiasm. Thank you so much.


In other news, I've been revamping my studio now that it no longer doubles as a guest room and is all mine. I've decided that an inspiration board isn't enough and now I've started spreading the inspiration around the room. I can't wait to show you the rest after I get it cleaned up. Kits first though. I hope you are all having a wonderful day and find a few minutes in your day to be creative.

19 comments:

  1. How I wish I were close enough to attend one of your classes! Sounds like such fun!

    You never cease to inspire me.

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  2. I am thrilled over the moon for you! How exciting to begin this new adventure in your life.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  3. Woot..woot! I am so happy for you Jen although I never doubted your class would fill up quickly. Keep jumping, it reminds the rest of us that dreams are worth the risk!

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  4. Would this be a kit you would ship to someone out of town?? If so, I'd be interested. If not, I understand.

    Happy for you and your new endeavors...

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  5. So happy and proud of you sis. Keep dreaming big!!! And if you ever need it, I'm happy to come help you assemble kits too =)

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  6. How wonderful that you are spreading your wings despite your fears! Your classes sound like so much fun - lucky students! Love your craft room so far... Good luck! xx

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  7. I wish I could take your class!
    So surprised and delighted when I saw the first picture today of you little bird with a gold crown....I have this little bird in my kitchen window on a little wooden bird swing with a little turquoise bow I attached at the top!!!
    I didn't know there were more...I thought it was a little bird someone had added the gold glitter to as I found it in a lovely second hand shop!!!
    It always makes me smile!!!

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  8. I am so happy for you Jen. You deserve for your dreams to come true. I just wish I lived closer - I would be signing up.

    I know what you mean about the dreams being scary though. I have always dreamed of having a studio - of some sort. This has been an exciting but scary journey. A few weeks ago I was filled with so much doubt it was crazy. I kept thinking I made a mistake. Now I know it's the best thing. I am loving it already.

    So here's to you and I chasing our dreams and loving every minute of it.

    xo!!

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  9. It is weird that I could be so excited for someone I have never met but I have been reading your blog for the past few years and your story is so inspiring to me. Congratulations Jen!

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  10. I can't wait to see pictures of your new and improved studio!

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  11. I am SO proud of you!! And happy too! You are amazing. xoxo

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  12. You are awesome - I'm so proud of you for being brave enough to spread your wings! Can't wait to see your new studio space.

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  13. If I lived close enough, I would be there. I knew you would be a success, and everyone is gonna love it I am sure. Way to go!

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  14. You go Jen! Follow your dreams -- like you said, you will never regret it!

    (And,the kits look adorable!)

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  15. I would love a kit. Would you mail them? and what would be the price?
    Love your blog.
    Karen

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  16. This is exciting news! I'm so happy for the things that are happening in your life!! Good luck teaching your class and have fun!!

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  17. i'm soooooo excited for you about this class!!! you will be an amazing teacher, and it will be a huge success!!! have know fear - you ARE amazing!! also? i tape pictures to my wall with washi. just ... you know. more symbiosis. ;)

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  18. i'm soooooo excited for you about this class!!! you will be an amazing teacher, and it will be a huge success!!! have know fear - you ARE amazing!! also? i tape pictures to my wall with washi. just ... you know. more symbiosis. ;)

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  19. SO excited for you!!!! if you have any extra kits, I want to buy one!!! I would LOVE to come to IN to take your class, one day, one day my friend! :)

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