Sunday, August 7, 2011

New Beginnings

I've been thinking a lot lately about what I am supposed to be doing with my life.  This economy is so frustrating.  The job market is so scary, not to mention, I don't believe corporate America is where I want to be.  Just because I can do accounting, it doesn't mean that it's my calling.  When I lost my job, I started painting, and I loved it.  I've always done something creative, and when I found painting, I never looked back.  I thought, "this is what I am supposed to be doing."  The hard part is how do I do these and keep a roof over my head?  That's what I need to figure out.  Having a job is such a secure place to be.  It brings home money every week,  but it doesn't fill my heart.  Without a degree and ambition, there is only so far I can go in an office.  There is only so much I can make there.  I'm never going to run the place for two reasons, lack of experience and lack of desire.  I need something that fulfills me.  I have finally figured out that working in an office 8-5 isn't doing it for me. 

Today, Flying Lessons by Kelly Rae Roberts started.  I can't wait to see what this has in store for me.  There are so many things I want to get from this course.  I want to learn how to make a living through my artwork.  It would be so great to get up everyday and do the thing I love.  To make beautiful things for people to take home with them.  One of my main goals is to sell mostly online or in shops all over the counrty.  I don't want to be stuck here in Chattanooga, because if I want to pick up and relocate I can without having to rebuild my business.  I feel like this is what Kelly Rae has accomplished, and I'm hoping to learn so much from her.  Now, to get to work.  There is so much I need to learn and to create.  Wish me luck on this new journey.  I'm going to open my mind and my heart to all of the possibilities out there for me.

Here's some of my work.  I need to stay focused and remember the path I am on.


  1. Hi Jacquie you replied to a comment i posted on Kelly Raes course, congrats on putting your blog on FB, your work is beautiful jacquie, you are very talented!!

  2. Thanks so much Chelle for your lovely comments. I hope to see more of you on Flying Lessons!

  3. lovelove! super cute paintings! i'm from the ecourse! I can't wait to see more of your work!

  4. Thanks! So glad to meet you. Hope to see more of you in the course. I also hope to actually have time to produce more work!