When I was in college, I briefly entertained the idea of becoming a professional student. I absolutely love learning. I love taking classes, reading books, trying new things (well, within reason...I'm not going to go out and eat some bugs or jump off a bridge...at least not yet). This practice is so important to me as a person because I value growing and improving. I value becoming more like the person God has designed me to be. So, maybe I did become a professional student. Just so you know, the pay is terrible.
A big step for me this past year was seeing that failure is a part of learning. When I replaced my fear of failure with a love of learning, all of a sudden, I started doing a lot of things I would never have dreamed of. Getting in front of cameras, teaching, creating artwork that came just from my heart, speaking of my faith more honestly, joining a soccer league at the age of 40.
This word illustration of "Learn" is a reminder to me that learning is way more powerful than any failure I encounter and that it's a worthy pursuit. I can't wait to see what I learn this year and the ones to come.
This 6" x 6" original artwork is created using paper collage, acrylic and colored pencil on hardboard panel. "Learn" is sealed with an acrylic varnish and comes framed in a simple black frame, wired and ready to display.