Art of Gratitude classroom now open! You can register any time and classroom content is up for 6 months.
I’ll be featuring an interview and info about each artist’s creative projects leading up to the start of the e-course on October 4th for everyone to get a feel for each artist and the fun that will be had in the Art of Gratitude e-course! Chasity Morton Heck is today’s featured artist.
Lara: What are you most grateful for?
Misty: I am truly grateful for my family. I was so blessed to have met my husband four years ago. He has supported my dreams, helped raise our amazing son, and gave me the big family I always wanted. Truth be told, when I am having down days; I really reflect on my many blessings.
Lara: How do you prefer to show your gratitude? (do you have any traditions)
Misty: I have many ways of showing my gratitude. I think the most meaningful to me, is writing them in my journal.
Lara: What are your favorite fall season traditions?
Misty: I love being with my family, eating pumpkin pies, and being in the cooler weather.
Lara: Do you have any favorite fall season art/crafts/etc…
Misty: My favorite thing to do during this time of year is cook. I do continue to create art…but there is nothing better than the smell of desserts cooking 🙂
Lara: Why did you decide to be part of this group of artists for this project?
Misty: I originally decided to create this workshop because I was working through the loss of my baby brother. Losing him at such a young age really hurt me. It made me reflect deeply with what I was doing with my life and how I wanted to make a difference. Finding the right supportive community is essential when working through loss. Then I decided to reach out to the lovely ladies who are with us. I have been blessed beyond measure to work with such talented ladies. These amazing ladies stepped up and helped bring this workshop to life, when I suffered from more loss. I have to give a special thank you to Julia Osterc. I am so grateful for Julia stepping up to help me, without her I don’t think I would of seen this dream of mine come true.
Here’s what Misty will be guiding participants through for her project in the Art of Gratitude E-course:
Reflections of Blessings – Art Journal with Misty Olsen
Life as we know it is filled with obstacles and challenges. I believe that when we are faced with loss or heartache, reflecting on the blessings to fill your heart with gratitude will heal and sooth us. It’s our readiness to show appreciation for the small blessings that make the big impacts in our lives. So, I have created an art journal so that we can do daily reflections of the small blessings that made our lives wonderful that day.
This bonus project is to share and document the journey of gratitude. For this project, we will be creating a long-stitch art journal for our daily reflections of blessings. Join us now
* More About Misty Olsen (the original visionary behind this collaborative course!) *
I am a self-taught mixed-media artist and painter, having taken many art classes through local universities, online classes, and read too many art books to count. Throughout my life, I have been on a long journey full of ups and downs. I use these emotions and past experiences to inspire my artwork, and to fuel my journey of happiness and healing. Each day I work towards bettering myself, both as a person, and as an artist. The joy art brings me fuels my desire to help others in the same way that art has helped me.
Every one is invited and welcome to join us to creatively celebrate life through the art of gratitude! No prior art experience is necessary. The course content will be available for a full 6 months after October 4th so plenty of time to play and explore all the great projects! Want to experience the fun and magic of creativity and the joy that an attitude of gratitude nurtures in your life?! Know someone that would appreciate the gift of gratitude and creativity? We’d be so very grateful to have you and your friends.