Sometimes we just need to be seen -- to be understood and acknowledged and stood beside. There's so much power in being able to do brave things when we know others are cheering us on from the sidelines. That's what the word "inspire" means -- to put air, inspiration, courage into someone else.
This: An early morning rant in my kitchen, spilling out and spelling out all the adventures and misadventures and exciting mountains climb. I'm learning the life of the entrepreneur. It's a cost worth paying in order to live the life of an artist. This is how I fight for my art:
- Inventory database
- Business banking account
- Systems for communication
- Systems for connecting
- Paypal headaches
- Marketing courses
And then this little image comes to me through a patron and encourager who breathes life into my artistic soul. On a day like today where I want to cry over the things that are not the act of painting.
You never know what a difference little gestures like that mean to your artist. Thank you for encouraging me, Jennifer. Thank you for seeing me.