Welcome my sweet friends! I am so glad that you are here. This space has been a long time coming and after much back and forth, soul searching, and a little nudge from the universe, we've finally made it!
If you are new to me, here is a little background on who I am and why I am here. I am a visual arts educator. I spend my days working hard to inspire the wild minds of children and to help them create beauty in the world. In essence, it is a pretty magical career. The days are long and messy but the outcome is so rewarding.
The more time I have spent teaching, the more I have realized that I not only want to work with children and teens, but I want to work with adults as well. As we grow, our creativity muscles become weaker. In my students I can see that with each year of life, their artistic courage and willingness to take risks diminishes. They become increasingly aware of the world around them, the expectations that are placed upon them, and society starts pressing its way into their lovely hearts and brains. In my work it is my goal to keep those wild hearts wild. In this space it is my hope to help you reconnect with the fearless self you once were, too.
I am here for a few reasons:
- To document my artistic growth.
- To share inspiring literary and visual material.
- To develop and strengthen your creative confidence (and mine too).
- To challenge you in your creative life.
- To connect a community of makers, creators, and doers.
- To encourage collaboration instead of competition.
I have always been a curious girl and a wide-eyed dreamer. That hasn't changed at all, and each day that I spend in my classroom or in my studio - it only becomes more apparent. Let's work together to create a little extra wonder in the world, shall we?
Thank you for joining me in my first official post at Lena Elise Creative. You can also scroll down to see 2 posts that were previously published on my blog, Tiny Painter. If you are interested you can follow me on Instagram @_lenaelise.
Keep an eye out for my upcoming collaboration with Skillshare this Saturday!