I am so excited! Classes started today and I have some fabulous students this year!
Everyone was incredibly respectful, inquisitive and engaged today!
Half of our states are represented by Building Brilliant Minds students:
AL, WA, TN, LA, CA, AZ, SC, ID, TX, NC, CO, ID, IL, CT, FL, VA, GA, KY, OH, MA, MO, NJ, IA, NY, MD
Some also come from Canada and Germany this year!
If you come from a state or country that is not represented yet.. ask for $50 off an AYOP course!
Here is to a fabulous school year!
Iconography Part 2
I am taking a "board class" - how to make a gesso board to use for the iconography course I am taking this fall!
Cecilia soared after taking her iconography summer camp!
She learned how to make icons on glass and on a clay board.
She taught me what she learned and her sister!
She hasn't stopped asking to make icons!
I am looking forward to watching her thrive in the fall with her next course!
Thank you Mrs. Randi Sider-Rose for teaching us something new!
Cecilia is taking an Iconography camp with Mrs. Randi Sider-Rose through St. Raphael School - Schole Academy. She is learning a bunch and is having a good time learning how to pain icons of some of her favorite saints. Mrs. Randi Sider-Rose even offers courses for ADULTS! I am not a painter by trade, but I am taking her Apprenticeship 1 Course this fall.. and I am sooo EXCITED to be learning something new! I'll keep you updated as I go, but if you are so inspired, I think she still has room. She also has an Apprenticeship 1 course for high school students and a couple of workshops for kids 10-18. Check out the courses HERE - Scroll down for the heading "Sacred Arts".
Peace and Joy be with you!
Just wanted to touch base:).
So... 2020.. almost enough said... ;)!
A lot changed for us. Six of our nine kiddos jumped into the world of adulthood and moved out when we moved.
New home, fewer children in the house and well (like many others). We are finding a "new normal".
Extra time.... and well
Mrs. G. met Facebook! and Pinterest and Instagram !!!
(ok.. I have not done much on any of the platforms yet.. but look out.. things are in motion! :)
What a new world for me!
Because of Facebook, I met Matt Tommey. His teaching affirmed my motivations. I started by taking with his "Created to Thrive Course" which led to me joining his "Created to Thrive Mentoring Program". I am learning so much about being an Artist for the Kingdom as well as a teacher and business owner. My experience with "Created to Thrive" was Holy Spirit led and continues to be a huge blessing every day! (One which I hope I will pass on to my students:). His podcast is FABULOUS!! Click HERE:)
Matt's team lead me to Heather Heuman from Sweet Tea Marketing ... who is coaching me on the best way to use social media for business. (Kudos to Heather for encouraging my video introduction on the welcome page and any photos of me that you might see in the near future.. oh and my new commitment to this blog;). I love Zooming with your children, but in real life.. with adults... I'm working on being in front of the camera;)!
Heather and Matt are helping:)!
As Building Brilliant Minds continues to grow and thrive and as I jump back into the world of being an Artist, I ask you to keep me in your prayers, like things I post on social media (if you do) and gee.. leave reviews if you have something nice to say about me or one of my classes:).
I am super psyched for 2021-22! I get to teach and to create artistically this year!
I get to help your children learn to develop the tools to use their talents too!
To God be the Glory!