I find myself gazing into the trees with anticipation of the beautiful foliage transitioning to the next season. While admiring changes in the landscape, there are a few changes around here. It’s been a while since my last post. I found…I needed to reevaluate my purpose and have a definitive reason for posting / blogging. In the (long) break I took, I have been up-cycling wood by using it as a canvas, creating mixed media artwork. I’ve explored selling in different boutiques and holiday shows. Last January my art was accepted into Eclectics Gallery. I am having so much fun exploring this side of myself further than a hobby. I have continued to embrace Graphic Design jobs as well.
Currently, I just completed a large project, volunteering as Art Coordinator for the Kansas City FIRE Ball Auction. (http://firefoundation.org Foundation for Inclusive Religious Education) FIRE is such a wonderful program and my children have received an amazing gift by having children with special needs in their classroom. I notice how kind and gentle and patient the kids are with complete strangers when out in “the world”. Many grocery stores in our city have employees working there. I’m always impressed with how comfortable the kids are. It’s a wonderful gift to be able to love the children in the FIRE program up close. My kids have had the opportunity to be humble and show compassion for others and they are definitely rewarded immensely. This is the wave of the future…we will start seeing more and more people with special needs in all work environments, not just the grocery sacker. Recently a show discussed this and how the companies embracing Inclusive Work Environments have had a change in their employees disposition. I find it fascinating how they give more to us than we could ever, possibly give to them.
The past two weeks I have spent resting up, preparing for the Holiday Shows I will partake in. As soon as I have listings, I will post them. In addition, Finding Her View will move over to my new website, Sheri Biritz Designs. Thank you for following along this journey that is ever evolving.