It's almost the end of the year and I'm feeling very relective. After some turn of events this weekend, I felt that it was important for me to share with you the reasons why I teach classes.

-My educational background is in art education. It's something that I have wanted to do for almost 20 years.
-I had an amazing opportunity during the 10 years my family owned a retail store where I was able to learn techniques and understand the development of thousands of art materials. I made many friends who generously shared their knowledge with me and now I enjoy sharing that knowledge with my students.
-I am a nurturer and love to share by nature.
-I genuinely LOVE to see the artistic side of my students develop and grow. So often we don't allow ourselves to open our minds and try new things. It takes brave people to do this and I feel very blessed to connect with people who are ready to start their creative journey.
-Teaching classes is how I make a living. I am not a wealthy house wife who does this for fun. It's my job and I take it serious. By taking my classes you get an art education and you also support my family. I very much appreciate that you spend your hard earned money taking my classes. I honor and respect all of you.

I don't teach because it's a popularity contest or that I'm trying to say that I am some kind of expert. I don't own the right to teach any particular technique or series. I fully realize that I don't teach like most other instructors. I feel that it's important to give you creative freedom to make your projects your own. Anyone can copy, a true artist learns best by copying and then goes on to develop their own style.

For those of you who continue to take my classes and enjoy my teaching style, I want to say THANK YOU. Thank you for allowing me to do what I love, thank you for being open minded, and thank you for being brave in your creative journey. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and may you be blessed in all aspects of your life. I hope to see you again next year.



By the way, I am looking for testimonials from my students on my classes. If you want to write one for me, shoot me a message.

2 comments:

  1. Carrie, I want to say thank you for what you have tought me! I was just a dabbler is the paper art world, discovered that i had a talent. and by taking your classes and just being around you, was able to develop and truly admit that I do have a talent. Now when people tell me "oh your creatition is gorgeous" I can take that as a compliment and not try to brush it off, by saying no it is not it is just something that I whipped out. I have been truly blessed to have known yo uand learn from you. I will continue to follow your works and be in contact with you even though I am in South Dakota and your are in San Antonio.

    ~Jason

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  2. When I came to San Antonio, I knew no one! My husband knew that I liked stamping and scrapbooking, and he found the store owned by Carrie and her family. I felt like this was a place that I could get to know people who enjoyed doing the same things I did. But, what I found was great friends, inspiration galore, and exceptional classes. I've taken so many classes by Carrie, I think I've lost count. I love how she inspires me and encourages me to follow my own artistic ideas to make my project my own. Her classes have made me want to try new projects and techniques that I never thought I would explore. Thank you Carrie for teaching me so much about art and giving me the confidence to continue to explore my artistic side.

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