A few weeks ago my friend Lisa and I were talking about our art. Lisa is the High School art teacher at Maryville High School and owns the coolest place in town...The Art Experience. I am blessed to work in her studio several times a month as well as teach classes. Like a dream come true, really!
Anyway, so we were talking about her shop and the vision she has for it and how it's been a year but at last it's all coming together. I am so proud of her for going after her dream!! So as we were talking I let it all spill out about how I was so nervous to talk to her...let alone show her my work. She is my daughter's teacher...so I knew her that way and had told her about my work but never had I shown her anything of mine.
So I told her about how intimidated I was to show her my work. And about how badly I wanted to work for her but was too scared to ask.
She was shocked. She really was. She started to laugh and asked me..."Why?"
The answer was easy...I thought she'd laugh at my art. Say it wasn't really art and who are you kidding when you say you create...art? That's not art...I don't know what it is...it's just not art.
As I kept going on and on about how I thought she would not get my work at all and how I just KNEW she would never let anyone like me work in her studio she stopped me. She reminded me that what is art to some....may not be art to others....and that was okay. But who are we to judge? Who are we to say...That's not art?
I love that!!!
We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light. ~Mary Dunbar
It is time...heck it's past time...to find YOUR unique voice. Chances are you have already found it...you just gotta BELIEVE it.
Keep on creating girls. Keep on being who you are. Listen to your heart.