Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cheryl Dorsey

I consider myself to be a late bloomer due to the fact

that I became side tracked by life for many, many years.

First I would like to say thank you to Teresa for inviting me to be a part of this wonderful series.

I graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1985 and dabbled in several creative ventures throughout the years. The last 15 were spent owning and operating a small frame shop/gallery. I closed my shop in December 2010. I wanted to try my hand at art again, but didn’t know exactly how or where to begin.

So it wasn’t until late last summer that the seed I buried deep inside began to take root. It was after I took Kelly Rae Roberts Flying Lessons e-course. A course dedicated to the growth and success of a creative business. Kelly’s experience and direction provided the tools (fertilizer), and encouragement (light) I needed to truly begin to grow.  After taking her course I learned how important it was to develop a strong foundation (root system). So I started a web/blog site, began entering local shows, and opened an Etsy account and Facebook Biz page. And with that and all the help, friendship and words of encouragement I received from my fellow Flying Lessons classmates I began to sprout…I started taking other art classes, began signing up for creative challenges and publicly posting my work.

At the present, I feel like a bud, still in search of my authentic creative voice. Hopefully, with a little more time, care and patience I will graciously begin to bloom.
To answer the question, what is my passion?
I would have to say art, in any form, shape, medium or pattern.
I believe creativity is God’s gift to our soul.


  1. Lovely artwork! I hope other readers here will check your blog, too, where they can see more of your amazing creations.

    1. Thanks Deborah for taking the time to read this post and for leaving such a nice comment.
      Cheryl :)

  2. I love your style of artwork Cheryl. I've heard really good things about Kelly Rae Roberts. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed her e-course. As you explained about the importance of having a strong foundation (root system), it would seem that I'm in the midst of it all as well like you. Nice seeing you here.

    1. Thanks Suzanne, I left a message for you on your blog. :)

  3. Cheryl, I was happily surprised to see your smiling face when I clicked over here from BBTL. Congratulations on growing your art biz and following your heart's true path! Your lovely art inspires me to sit down with my own art materials. Thanks for sharing your story here!

  4. Good to meet you, Cheryl! I have heard great things about the Flying Lessons course, and you've convinced me it's time to try something like that!