Monday, August 20, 2012

Flying, Giving, Mentoring and Celebrating




FLYING
GIVING
MENTORING
CELEBRATING

Whether you starting are  a creative business or are in one currently it is a great thing when a fellow artist can lend a hand, show you the ropes, steer you in the right direction etc...  
This past year I signed up to participate in Flying Lessons, an online course to help your creative business soar, with Kelly Rae Roberts. The course offered great guidance, gave you direction, offered an outline for creative paths and steps to take in order to help you nurture your business and grow. 

Through this course I celebrated friendship and community with a group of creative women that continues to this day. I love how you are kept in creative conversations which are so important especially when you work alone most of the time making your art. 

Happy Anniversary to The Fly Tribe


To celebrate our Anniversary The Fly Tribe, a fantastic group of creative women raised money to offer Eight scholarships for this same course celebrating the art of giving and mentoring. What is even more exciting is that Kelly Rae is matching the amount raised so Sixteen scholarships will be made available! 
This will be the last year this course will be offered so now is the time to jump in, or should I say take flight!. Click here for the Flying Lessons Give-Away Guidelines and Entry information.

What is obvious to me and what I have learned as an artist, it is important to give back, share knowledge and inspire. 

Stop and visit some fantastic creative women who have shared what giving back means to them. Leave a comment.




Thank you for stopping by.
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Art work featured, Birds of Ten by Velásquez©2012

40 comments:

  1. It has been so exciting to watch your creative growth this year. Happy anniversary, Fly Sister!

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    1. Thanks Carolyn! It is so inspiring to be part of a such a creative group! Happy Anniversary!

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  2. Hi Deborah! i was a fellow classmate on the ABSPD e-course earlier this year...i just wondered if you have any comments on how the two courses compare? i am interested in Kelly Raes one but wasn't sure how much it overlapped with Rachael and Beths (on a bit of a budget unfortunately!)/ it sounds like being part of another community makes the course worth it even without the content!! :)

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    1. I will email you! If you are interested throw your hat into the Give-Away.

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  3. i call you the beautiful word lady in my mind! you have touched me with your gift of art! thank you and happy anniversary!

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    1. You are awesome Sofia! I always think of your big heart and sweet being!! Happy Anniversary!

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  4. What a wonderful year you've had...you keep inspiring us with your success!! :) Happy 1 year to us all!! :)

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  5. It's been such a joy to fly with this group and experience all that we have shared along the way! Much love to you and Happy Anniversary!

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    1. It has been quite a ride and an evolution!

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  6. Deborah, I absolutely love the color and vitality you bring into your art. So uplifting! It has been delightful getting to know you a bit and I hope our paths cross more as we step into the second year of the Fly tribe! Happy Anniversary! Here's to your continued joy and success! :-)

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  7. It's so true that creating art can be solitary and many people need connections and support and I feel so blessed to have found that in you and our whole group.

    Jill

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    1. I know! What wold we do without those late night convos! The only time I stay up waaaaay past midnight is for this group!!!

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  8. Hi Deborah, your bold style is so delicious and perfectly formed. You are going to be HUUUUGE! Thank you for the kind, loving, steady, loyal energy that I feel from you. You are a mountain.

    Nope, that's Crescent Beach in plain ol' Vancouver, B.C.
    xoxoxoxox
    Lenore

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    1. Hugs to you my friend! I will hold your confidence in me in a special place in my heart, Thanks!

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  9. Congrats on such an awesome year, looking forward to meeting you in a couple of weeks.

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    1. Are you packed??? Knowing you, you probably are!!!

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  10. Happy Anniversary.. Deborah, it has been amazing to see all your beautiful surface pattern designs flowing through! ... and of course who can forget the impact your legendary coffee stain image had... Here's to another year of transformation and success! Blessings of beauty! C x

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    1. Oh yes...Coffee is Always a Good Idea!!! What a great run. I am so looking forward to this next creative year. So happy to have my army of girls!!!
      xoxoxox

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  11. Deborah,
    Your art is incredibly beautiful... a happy inspiration. Your talent is amazing! Congratulations on a fantastic year and cheers to an incredible year ahead! So happy to be your flysister! :-) Kris

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    1. Thanks sweetie! Back at you! I have a feeling this next creative year is going to be fantastic for all!!! Get all tingly just thinking about it!!!

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  12. Happy Anniversary! I feel so blessed to be a part of this tribe and to have you as a Fly Sister! Woohoo! We're soaring!

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    1. Janet our go to girl! You keep are a big part of what keeps us together! Love ya!

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  13. Happy Anniversary Deborah!!! You are beautiful!!!

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  14. Happy Anniversary to you, Deborah! So happy to be flying with you!

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  15. I love your birdies and your blog posting. Happy one year anniversary, my friend!

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    1. The funny thing is that I never realized how birds were so evident in my art making history. I can say I have always been a fly girl!

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  16. Your art just keeps getting better and better, Deborah, I love your birdies! It's always a joy to see what you've been making. Happy Anniversary, Flygirl!

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    1. Thanks Sally, this group is a great place to be!

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  17. Your blog is such a beautiful place to visit! So happy to be on this creative path with you and a member of our sisterhood. Happy Anniversary!!! ((hugs))

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    1. I can't believe a year has passed. Thanks for the kind words Jaimie, just love our creative group.
      xoxo

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  18. Happy Anniversary Deborah! Your creations are always inspiring. Looking forward to another year of learning and growing with the Fly Tribe.

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  19. Hi Deborah, your birdies are really cute and I love your word art!! So happy to be sharing this journey with you. Its been such a big year! Happy Anniversary and wishing you every success with your art and pattern design!! xo

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  20. Hi Deborah! Happy Anniversary! I have had such a great time with you and the rest of the Fly Tribe and been so inspired by your simply elegant art!! I am so looking forward to all the great things that I know will be in your future!!

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  21. Hello sweet Deborah! I have just loved reading all the thoughtful comments from everyone (keep forgetting I'm not on FB = I want to LIKE all the comments) It's been such a terrific year; I'm so impressed with how far we have all come + I just love where YOU are going sister. Happy Anniversary and much love!

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  22. Deborah - it has been so much fun this past year, hasn't it? It is hard to believe that a year ago you and I were sending messages back and forth as we were just getting to know each other. I am so thankful for the FB group that gives us the opportunity to be in touch 24/7. I wish we could all be together in person, but with our busy lives, even if we lived close to each other, we would probably still depend on FB to stay in touch! I am so excited to see what is in store for all of us in the coming year. I just LOVE your words and designs. You are such a gifted lady. xo, Kathleen P.S. I do hope we will get to meet in person one of these days - FB is great, but will be even better once we have met face-to-face.

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  23. Ahh, my friend, you make me smile every time we talk. It has been one of best parts of my past year to get to know you and your beautiful family. Thank you! I love the birds, by the way!!!

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  24. So happy to be flying with you, Deborah! Love your birdies! xoxo L

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