Yes, its true.
As of January 1, 2018, I will once again be a full time artist.
Typing these words fills me with so much joy that I literally feel like doing cartwheels and telling everyone I meet!
I will transition to full time art in 2018 by working one-week a month as a contractor for my day gig (the publisher of the MBTI personality tool), continuing to create art from hotel rooms along the way. Working on a VERY part-time basis will give me the freedom to enjoy the delicious process of exploring what I most love to do, while selling the art I create along the way.
I’m so excited that I’ll soon have the time to …
Expand my voice as an artist by taking art classes, experimenting to my heart’s content.
- Create art many hours every day (instead of barely an hour a day, tightly scheduled around my day gig)
Learn how to more effectively share my art with the world through my newsletter, Instagram, and the press.
Take better care of my body and soul by adding yoga and meditation to my daily routine, as well as amplifying my healthy eating habits.
- And most importantly, spend more time with my darling husband, and wonderful community of women and couple friends.
From the day I returned to my day gig in 2005, I dreamed of returning to my life as a full time artist (full story here). Twelve years flashed by before I knew it, yet this dream never wavered. One small step as a time, I found my way back to what I most loved (read more about this here, here and here!). I now KNOW that this journey was destined to take the exact time that it did, and that my return to art could not have happened one day sooner.
My day gig has been one of the most blessed adventures of my life, teaching me again and again to surrender to ALL that life offers, especially the challenging stuff. This lesson will serve me well as I finally and blissfully step into my dream come true.