Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Series Finale

Ok...so there are season finales....and there are series finales. Season finales always leave you hanging, anxious for the the start up of next season. Gasp! What will they do next??? Series finales are always a little more sad, as in "Oh no, I loved that show!" But they are also sort of exciting. You get to see all your favorite characters one last time in a way that hopefully fills in all the blanks and makes you happy that you didn't miss the finale...unless of course you have TIVO in which case you never miss anything.

For the past two years (actually 2 years almost to the day) I have been involved in a series called"KC Spills Her Guts and Teaches all Things Collage." We've had several seasons in this production. The season of on-line classes, the season of workshops in a little Victorian bungalow, the season of workshops in the way-too-big-and-way-too-expensive gallery on Main Street and the season where KC takes her cast of characters (aka women of the west) on the road. What an adventure it has been. If the name wasn't already taken I would call it Survivor.

It has been an amazing 2 years filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. I would not trade either for the world. The highs lifted me up to the mountaintops of new friendships and lives changed  and the lows did the most wondrous of things....drove me to my knees. Both make sure you are never the same again and for that I thank all of you and the God I love. With that lack of sameness comes change....and the series finale.

A week from today I pile my car full of fabrics and fabulous finds and hit the road again. This little tour of Texas will begin the last few months of my teaching art in an in-person workshop setting. For every season turn, turn. I have some great classes scheduled for this year and I am so excited about them all...in a way that you can only be when they are each so precious because the end is in sight.

As much as I would love to DO everything...God is calling me to GIVE everything. I will continue to make my art, adding new themes and dimensions to a gift He entrusted to me 11 years ago,  but you will see some new things replace my time on the road (or here in Colorado) teaching.  So stay tuned for the new series debuting soon. One I like to call KC Swims Upstream. I will be blogging about the details very soon.

So if you have been meaning to take a class with me these past two years, whether on-line, here in Colorado or at a town near you....it's sorta now or never. 2011 is the time. There are so many of you who have been talking with me about attending a workshop and I hope you will.  Workshops on the road in Texas, Northern California (including the Bay Area) Utah, and Collage Conferences here in Colorado are all posted on Studio Retreats. I will be going back to Arizona, teaching in the Phoenix area and in Sedona in November..and Ocala Florida in the fall too. Those will be posted soon.

Two years ago you all were amazing in letting everyone know that I was beginning to teach art....and I would be so grateful if you let your friends and blog followers know that the series finale is at hand...and TIVO won't work on this show. :-)

Love you. Mean it.


Lovey said...

As God leads you...we love you! You have been the inspiration...Whatever you decide, and however you get there...I'm in your court...forever!
Love you...Lovey

Janet Ghio said...

Aw KC0the end of an eeera, but a new beginning! Always a bittersweet time!! I will look forward to see what you have up your sleeve next. Hugs!! Janet

Lee said...

You do as you need to, right? I ahppy for you and sad for me! LOL. DOn't think I'll get to take a class, but I am glad our paths rossed, even if it's just over the internet! Come for lobstah anytime! xo

Jennifer Swan Hopkins said...

Hi KC,
Blessings to you - I had my right shoulder operated on (rotator cuff, bone spur...) so have been 100% out of commission since January, and about 75% for months before that.

I am still in PT 3x's a week and just yesterday did my first "REAL" housework in literally months. I'm making my way back to my art♥

My points are, I haven't dropped off the edge of the earth and 'oh I'd love to come to Ocala!!!' - I'm going to believe the desire of my heart is already mine through God with and through whom all things are possible.

You're an angel and I thank God for you!

Love from Jennifer Swan Hopkins


ImagiMeri said...

Hi KC,

I hope I get to attend your class in Phoenix/Scottsdale in November, but that's only if finances improve. If not, I still wish you all the best on whatever new adventure you begin. You've done some amazing artwork in the past and it can only go uphill from there.


Anonymous said...

KC you a most amazing artist and whatever your muse says you should be doing is likely to be right! I have not seen this series as I live on the east coast and don't believe I have been privey to it. I have been taking classes from you online over at collage camp. Does this mean collage camp videos will be going away as well?
All my best wishes for your next adventure.
Beth P

Anonymous said...

Sad and glad at the same time, wow. I'm sure whatever God is calling you do do will work out well with you at the wheel. You are an awesome teacher and person and your faith is a shiny beam for all of us. Keep in touch, no matter what.
Love you lots, QueenMarcy

Jules said...

Wow - so glad I will get to see you and visit with you soon in Texas. Will be great to hear of all your new plans. KC, you have always reached out to people in all you do and although your venue may change; your heart reaches out even more, even stronger, and always in abundant love. May God bless your new adventure "series"!
Love ya,

Terry said...

My Sweet KC...I will echo the sad and glad comments. Thanks for titillating us with what is to come.
You are a definite minority as a Christian artist. We need lots more of you
You give so much...I can't imagine what the Lord is asking of you now. I know it will be great.
Know that you are loved and appreciated. We will support you in any way we can.
Always....Raine Longfellow

Anonymous said...

Lovey was first for a reason, she said exactly what I feel and think...Go as you are lead and I will always know it was you that helped me find my way on my artistic journey.