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Dana Brock
Art Clay Senior Instructor

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Studio: Contact Information:

Art On The Veranda
105 W. Louisiana St
McKinney, TX 75069
www.artontheveranda.com

Email: artontheveranda@gmail.com
Art Clay Classes Offered:Areas of Specialty:
  • Introductory
  • Specialty
  • Level One Certification
  • PMC to Art Clay Crossover Certification
  • Senior Level Certification
  • Art Clay Silver and Copper
  • Chainmaille
  • Enamelling
Biography: 

A few years ago, I took an incredible e-course called ‘Hello Soul, Hello Business’, created by two amazing women (Kelly Rae Roberts and Beth Nicholls). ‘Hello Soul, Hello Business’ has two phases: the dreaming phase and the doing phase. Allow me to directly quote Kelly Rae in explaining: ‘the dreaming phase is all about defining the soul of your biz and smartly organizing everything about your biz around your mission, your purpose, who you want to serve, how you want to serve them, and with what you want to give to the world through your biz’.
This is my defining, and how it all started on New Year’s Day, 2011…..
In the midst of turmoil, God gave me a new song. It was mid-morning, and I was sitting on the back patio with a steaming cup of coffee and 6-inches of snow on the ground in Allen, TX (amazing!). I glanced up to see a lone rose standing bravely among the winter ravaged thorns, its’ face lifted to the sunlight, pedals gently unfolding. In that rose, I saw myself, and God’s whisper of Hope. And, my heart lifted. I had come through the storm, and though it may not be over, I was standing in His light. And, He was giving me a new song.
The jewelry design and business is a gift from Him, it feeds my creative soul. It very simply is, my “something better born from Grace”. When I recognized this was a gift from the Lord, I wanted to use it to serve Him.
My WHY…God gave me this creative passion for jewelry design. And, in the process of learning and creating, I am refining. He teaches me things about myself and about Him. He sees you, and He sees me. He is doing this and I am expanding. It’s like the disjointed notes have been rearranged and now a beautiful melody is playing. I want to use the financial and the knowledge to serve Him.
My WHO…mostly women. We are unique, individual, beautiful, spontaneous, nurturing, soulful,
loving, silly, enlightened, and quirky. We each have a story. We can learn so much from each other. I want to reach out to and surround myself with those who celebrate the unique, who love to see the processes and the results of God’s Hand in our lives. Those women who need encouragement, to feel special, feel pretty (inside and out), those who need hope. God led me to a special WHO, also.
My WHAT…our third week in, we were told to DREAM BIG, and remove from our mind all the obstacles (financial, physical, etc). DREAM BIG….really BIG!! Well, three years ago the vision of my crazy wild dream was a shop on the square in downtown McKinney, TX; the front, a beautiful display of local artists’ work, the center area a studio for classes, and the back area a place for individual design.
Today, I stand in awe and humbly view all He has done! Beside me, the most amazing partner, my soul sister Judy, another gift from the Lord. That is how I got here…. I cannot wait to see where God takes all of this!!

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