Day 22: Putting Yourself Out There with Ivy Newport
Happy Monday Everyone!!
So today’s lesson is that Putting Yourself Out There is that it is sometimes messy, sometimes it doesn’t come across exactly how you envisioned it, and sometimes technology is not your friend. After I finally got today’s video to upload after 4-5 hours on our slow as molasses upload speed out here, I started re-watching so I could take my daily notes. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement, so sad a tech glitch would take away from the message that my special guest has to share. The recorder picked up some feedback as Ivy was sharing her story so it is a bit hard to listen to when you hear her voice doubled a bit. I REALLY hope you will hang with us through this video and listen to our chat. She has such great bits of wisdom and a great message to share. It does improve some towards the middle/end.
Lesson learned – I may need my chatters to wear headsets….will keep striving to improve the outcomes for you all!! Also when something doesn’t go right, just keep trying, keeping learning and keep Putting Yourself Out There.
Ok now let’s get to the good stuff…
Ivy is a published artist, art instructor and creative guide. Her online collection of artistic workshops have served thousands of students internationally and she prides herself on giving devoted care and support to her student body.
She spent most of her childhood growing up in Sydney, Australia and received private art education from a well known Australian artist as a young girl of 8 until her family was relocated to America when she was 16. She went on to finish high school in Connecticut and attended the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, receiving her BFA in Illustration.
After graduating she relocated to Austin, Texas where she was employed to create and implement an elaborate art education program at a local Montessori school. Life then took her to New York City, where she was employed by the Whitney Museum of Art working in the President’s office and assisting both the President and the museum’s Trustees. Finally a move to Portland, Oregon led her into the interior design business as a design assistant. A few years later, she owned and operated her own successful Interior Design company.
She left this fast paced role to become a mother to her two girls. While at home, Ivy engrossed herself in creative discovery and began to passionately shoot photography and author a blog. These endeavors ultimately led her to the online creative community – which inspired a fruitful and gratifying career as an Art Instructor – teaching both online and in person. Her domestic and international workshops offer rich and expansive creative experiences, with a focus on personal growth and renewal.
Ivy’s artistic message is to guide others to their creativity and nurture those special gifts in each of us. She strongly believes that every soul is creative and finding ways to express that creativity is paramount to joy and healing.
She has been published in several magazines including, Somerset Apprentice, Somerset Digital Studio, and Artful Blogging.
Putting Yourself Out There with Ivy Newport from Rachel McGough on Vimeo.
Do you feel something brewing in you? Are you ready to be vulnerable, take a chance and follow your heart? You don’t need a GRAND Plan, no huge event needs to take place, just take a step, just one, and then another. You will experience a much richer life as Ivy has by taking those steps.
If you start down a path, taking those steps, and you decide along the way that you want to take a turn, move in a new direction, it is OK!! Don’t shame yourself that you didn’t follow through, or that you didn’t succeed. This isn’t necessarily a linear path, they will be turns and twists along the way. Just be sure you consider why you are making those turns, and feel good it is because you are really being pulled in a direction that follows your heart, NOT because you are scared or afraid to continue on your path.
You may be surprise when you put yourself out there that it is easier that you thought, or the feeling you’ll have after you do it will be of great joy not only relief!
I hope you made it through the video, Ivy had such great wisdom to share! I appreciate you dealing with the “tech” issues I had with the sound!! xoxo Sometime putting yourself out there is messy, but surround yourself with support people and you will learn and keep going!!
Now go be creative!
The Putting Yourself Out There Online course is now LIVE. If you are watching these conversations and wondering how to put all of this into practice for yourself – you will have a fun project and journaling prompts to help! HERE is the link to join!
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