I decided last Friday to take a whirlwind trip to a rubberstamp store in Salem. (LINK here for store) I figured I'd get there about 15 minutes before they closed, giving me plenty of time to look around and see what they had. I was kidless, so you know I was enjoying myself! Well, traffic being what it was (and my a little whacked out sense of timing in the car) I got there FIVE minutes before the store closed. I looked around, found a super cool pocket watch stamp (I've been looking for cool clock and compass stamps for awhile now. Don't know EXACTLY why I need them, but need them I do!) and got into a lovely conversation with the owner, Lisa. Long story short, she was needing a teach to start some scrappy teaching and other papercrafting projects, and asked me to come back some time with samples of my work. (I explained how I've been creating classes for people to take in their homes). We really hit it off, so I was excited to go back--I went the very next day. She loved my work and now I am teaching one to two classes a month at her store!
This is great for me, because not only is it a HUGE validation, but it's GOING SOMEWHERE! I love the saying "Go forward, not backward" and I feel like I've been stalling with my teaching, or I'd take a bitty step forward and then a few more backwards (through no fault of my own). My "Scrapbooking Your Personal History" class at the Parks & Rec Senior Center is stalled--not enough people sign up for it to hold the class (according to the Sr. Ctr rules) even though we've offered it twice. The gal I work with there is on vacation, so I'll contact her in a couple of weeks and hope that the third time is the charm!
I've already created the samples for my first class--Scrapbooking 1o1. I forgot to take pictures before I dropped of the samples at the store, so I'll show you later. For now, here is a shot of my Wall Art (I'll be teaching that class later in August) made from a toddler-destroyed baby board book.