I am taking a moment here to reflect on the past year and to share with you a special opportunity taking place over on The Fly Tribes blog hop. Unfortunately, I will not be joining my tribe this time around as summer has found me skipping two steps behind with a very full plate involving lots of surface pattern design and website development all mixed in together with summer holidays and lots of kids in and out. I have some pretty big goals and dreams, but they will have to wait until September! So one year ago, on a whim, I decided to take part in Kelly Rae Roberts "Taking Flight" ecourse. I had read her book, also named Taking Flight" and, as most, was very intrigued by her story. Its hard not to be inspired by someone so passionate about following her creative dreams and better still, making them happen. I had been playing around with my creative self and discovered that I absolutely loved the process. Paper,pen, paint ,photography - any medium was fair game. At this point, turning my love into a creative business was hardly an option as I had no idea where to turn or what to produce. A perpetual student at heart, I decided to go ahead regardless and take Kelly's course, if not to discover my direction then to at least meet a group of like-minded souls with a passion for creating. One year later, here I am . As one that started out with no direction or creative goals, I have gone forth, put myself out there and in the process discovered what makes my heart sing. For those that follow my blog and my creative journey, it has been a long year with lots of experimentation - stamping, stitching, and spraying paint around on anything and everything. Fortunately, I have found a way to combine all of my passions into one through my surface pattern design studies. More importantly though I have discovered a very wide and diverse group of like-minded souls from all over the world- all ready to share and inspire, critique and encourage and help point me in the right direction. If it wasnt for these people and their support, I am not sure where I would be. A very big thank you to my Fly Tribe! And a very big thank you to you! My online creative clan. Taking flight ecourse once more! It will be her final one as she continues on her own creative and life journey. It starts this September and all information is here. Now the great news - want to win a spot in this class? Well jump on over to The Fly Tribes site for all the information you need to win one of 16 free spots available to YOU! I told you this group was pretty awesome! While you are over there participate in the blog hop and read others stories about their creative journey. You never know, there just might be one inspirational tidbit that helps you find your way. I hope so! I hope everyone's summer has been full of long, lazy, sunshine -filled days! I promise to be back in September on a more regular basis.