When I set out to start the Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art I had no idea the swell it would turn into. I am so grateful for all the students that have chosen to come and take workshops here at SBSMA. I am also so grateful to the teachers that come year after year to share their experience and knowledge to new and returning students.
Little did I know that this would truly become a full time business. I started with creating mosaic art for fun, a hobby, and that grew into a passion and then that grew into commissions and a real business. Now I teach my passion to others, but that is not it. I take students on week long retreats to Todos Santos, Mexico to have a creative and relaxing experience while learning new forms of mosaic art. I have also started a new business to teach people that cannot get to in person workshops. Online mosaic art courses that are in your own space and at your own pace. It is called Mosaic Arts Online. It is starting to really take off. Teachers are realizing this is the way of the future and really loving the passive income from their online courses.
With all this business something has gotten lost. My art. My time to sit and break glass and put it back together while creating specific lines that mean something. I know as an artist I need to sit and do the work of an artist. I have also become a full time business woman but it is also time for me to find my way back to my mosaic art. My goal is to learn to find balance. To stand in tree pose and realize that you have to focus on the dot. Whatever that dot is, it is where the balance is.
One broken piece at a time I will find my balance and bring my art back to me!