Strokes of Creativity is the love child of artist and creative mind Teresa Henry.
For as long as I can remember I wanted to be an artist. Fun thing is I don’t know exactly when I became one. People started introduction me as an artist and I would stop and think, WHO, ME? I mean I would take any chance to create, but that doesn’t make me an artist, does it? I mean I have sold a few things, but me an artist- wow, maybe I am. Great, I am an artist! I will make things, and more things and paint and make, and What in the world am I going to do with any this stuff…
I would have these big what if talks with my husband Patrick. What if I could have my own shop, I would sell my art, and open it up to other artisans to sell theirs as well. Oh, and we could do fun classes. I would invite everyone and anyone in to create with me and enjoy the experience of being inspired by others to create. He would follow me up what an ah-uh and then he would call my buff and said let’s just do it. Over 10 years this was a one going conversation with him, my friends, and sometimes strangers.
Really- Whoever would listen in the moment, then I would said I couldn’t do that, it takes times, and money and I hate talking in public, and I don’t know where I would begin, and what if I fail?
So, fast forward a few years (ha, well over 10 years) I get this call from my lifelong friend Niki- She says the stars have all a lined and it’s time to shut up and put up! Well this is what I heard, she was very excited and very nice about the opportunity.
Anyway, my opportunity was a short term, affordable, and most of all doable, if I step out of my own way and try. So, I pulled up my big girl panty – and got started. This meant the same friends and family would listen to me talk about the what ifs again, but this time it was I have to do this, what-if I don’t try, what-if I could do something amazing, and help other artisans and bring something to the community, that I for one, wanted and needed. What-if the sky is the limit.
Welcome, come on in and create!