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
Credit: Julissie Saltzberg
Lara: What are you most grateful for?
Chasity: I am, above all else, grateful for God’s all-encompassing and compassionate love for me. I am so thankful that He loved me enough to send His son for me so that I can be forgiven of the times when I sin against Him. I am thankful for the perfect and eternal home that He has provided for me and I look forward to the day when I can be there reunited with my sister…. forever and ever with the rest of my family.
*** Just an FYI from Lara: this course is not based on any particular religious beliefs or teachings. ALL people are welcome to join us, regardless of culture, traditions, or beliefs. There’s opportunity to invite whatever speaks to you into your Art of Gratitude projects and practice.
Chasity: I am also so so SO grateful for my beautiful family ~ for my supportive and patient (and gorgeous) husband and my sweet, kind girls. They fill my heart with crazy amounts of joy and wonder.
Lara: How do you prefer to show your gratitude? (do you have any traditions?)
Chasity: My favorite way to show gratitude is to perform random acts of kindness for others. There is nothing more fulfilling than forgetting my own selfish wants and concentrating on someone else. It adds the most brilliant sunshine to the cloudiest day!
Lara: What are your favorite fall season traditions?
Chasity: I am always so excited to pull out the scarves and sweaters and boots for fall. I love going hiking in the woods … eating little autumn apples and listening to the crunch of leaves under my feet. We always take our family vacation in the fall. The summer crowds are gone…. the weather is wonderful… the leaves have started changing. It’s most most favorite tradition that I have~ above any and all traditions.
Lara: Do you have any favorite fall season art/crafts/etc…
Chasity: I haven’t ever embraced any particular craft just for fall but of course, I love to open the windows and doors on a beautiful fall day and get lost in the peace of painting. The light during a fall day is so golden and perfect… and that gentle coolness in the wind….
ahhhhh. I love it.
Lara: Why did you decide to be part of this group of artists for this project?
Chasity: I have tried to make a life centered around gratitude and joy-seeking since I lost my sister to cancer 4 years ago. It’s how I keep myself in a happy, thankful state that is good for myself and for my family. Being part of this course with those same intentions seemed like a perfect fit. I am so thankful to be a part of this art course along with these other beautiful, caring women. What a blessing!
Here’s what Chasity will be guiding participants through for her project in the Art of Gratitude E-course:
* A Grateful Girl * Art, Heart, & Soul with Chasity Heck
In this class, you will be painting a mixed media portrait of a darling, whimsical girl who reflects your sweet and joyful inner-self.
We will be creating a beautiful background of layers and colors using some fun, easy, creative techniques.
From there, we will then add in a gorgeous little girl that is blooming with joy along with some meaningful words of gratitude that really speak to what is in your heart.
We will also be on a week-long soul journey together, reflecting on mantras like: learning to follow our hearts, cherishing our journey, and believing in ourselves. We will have daily journal prompts to work through which will help us find the path we were meant to be traveling. And finally, we will have a daily creativity activity to help reinforce what we’ve been learning about ourselves and how to live to our fullest potential. Join us now
* More About Chasity Heck *
Chasity is an artist, an explorer, and a seeker of joy. She believes that creating art can heal hurting hearts. She believes that we all have an important story to share and she tells hers through her paintings. Her art is filled with joyful thoughts and colors and a deep belief in faith and hope.
Visit Chasity: Website * Facebook * Pinterest
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.