Who has been the biggest cheerleader in your life, supporting a life long dream? For me it was my daughter Kristi, although all of the kids remain supportive it’s not the same. Kristi and I would paint together although with two completely different styles we enjoyed each other’s work. About 8 years ago I began art journaling and if you’ve followed me on social media you may know painted my way back using art journaling.
Although my early journals were simplistic and a little on the dark side she would tell me they were awesome. A copy of the Stampington Art Journaling magazine was pivotal in the improvement of my work. “Mom your work is just as good you should submit your work.” To which I would grumble with no intentions of letting anyone see my work. Kristi was also telling me to “teach online.” I still have the paper where we sat and brain stormed names for my art business.
Kristi was taken from us September 10, 2015 a beautiful soul gone too soon. Fast forward to January 2017 I joined Matt Tommey’s Mentoring program ‘Created To Thrive.” One of my first goals was to get published in Art Journaling magazine realizing my “someday” attitude needed adjustment. My first two journals and articles were submitted in February and around September 8th (right around the anniversary of her passing) received notice that my journal was accepted for publication. I found myself saying “I finally did it honey.” Since then my journals have been published 3 times truly a dream come true and a way to honor my biggest cheerleader.
My next goal became to create an e-course with my mentor Matt Tommey, he had started a series on creating with the Spirit. So in March of 2019 the Art Journaling With Intentionality To Increase Creativity e-course was created and scheduled to launch in July. We ended up moving during that time so the launch rescheduled for September which came and went with no launch.
I am proud to say the e-course launched this December, which may not seem significant but that happens to be Kristi’s Birthday month. Her Birthday is December 29th and she would have been 28. During that time the positive stories and feedback was rewarding and once again confirmed my biggest cheerleader was right. To check out the e-course please visit our website www.angelabruchart.com