The year ahead for me is going to bring many changes, much learning, and incredible opportunities. I have been granted a leave from teaching for the 2016-17 school year, and I am becoming an entrepreneur! Beginning this July I will be running an art studio of my very own called The Painted Squirrel in downtown Terrace. It has been a dream of mine for a long time to open a studio in my community, and something has lit a fire inside me to do it NOW! I can't say how excited I am to begin this journey into the world of entrepreneurship while following my passion to share in the joy of art with kids and adults of all ages.
In addition, I am thrilled to be sharing the space with my talented friend Melia Olson who will be teaching her Tiny Tones Music Together classes out of the studio starting in July. Check out her website for information about her popular programs.
Keeping it short and sweet for now, thanks to everyone who has supported me and encouraged me in this new venture. I could not have the courage to begin such a life change without your confidence and enthusiasm (friends, family, colleagues -- you know who you are!!)
Stay tuned for more information about summer art programs beginning in July!