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Howdy from Kentucky, everyone! It's been a crazy-stressful week so far, and I'm going nuts from not being able to check in here more often. I could fix my computer, but it would cost about as much as buying a new one, neither of which I can afford to do right now, anyway, so the point is moot...
But so far, I've been able to stick to my October blog-a-thon; I'm not going to let my computer troubles get in the way of what I want to do. Tomorrow, the third piece goes up. I haven't had much action over there yet, but it's early in the month, and I'm hoping it will grow.
Best of luck to everyone in their endeavors---I may not be around here much, but you're all still in my prayers.
I'm on the road for the next few weeks - photographing the BOSS conference in Dallas and then off to the Gulf Coast for another conference. It's all good, but will take most of my time. So . . . I've asked Eddie Hudson to facilitate the forum while I'm traveling. I know he will do a great job of encouraging you and keeping the conversation going. Thanks Eddie!
Have a beautiful birthday, Rachel!
Happy Birthday Rachel!!
Sorry I've been away so long everyone! Hope to be back in action soon!
Good morning everyone, good to see there's some activity. This is our space and place to lift one another up. I agree with Raven. Get support from other artists. Though it doesn't surprise me, artist don't usually get support from family. We need the community of similar types to help stir up the energy and keep this going. I'm going to join a couple local art leagues to add to my encouragement. Of course, the regular practice of your craft helps as well. Every day, if only for a few minutes a day. That's my personal sense of encouragement.
God's blessing to you, Rachel as you do your show. I'm sure since God has brought you this far, he will continue to lead you the way.
Thank you for sharing! In my experience, there are a lot of ups and downs in art. All of your inner questioning and periods of discouragement are normal. The important thing is to stay plugged in with fellow artists, supportive ones who know where you're coming from and push you to keep going. If you continue to do what you love, things will fall into place. Read about Simon Rodia (aka Sam Rodilla), the man who built the Watts Towers - slowly but surely, every day after work, over the course of 30 years! I went to visit the Towers yesterday and listened to the artist's documentary. It will inspire you!
Hello all! I know it has certainly been awhile since I've chimed in. I think I've been discouraged in recent months, and have let slip some of my creative outputs. One thing I am definitely excited about is Rachael's show going up soon-hooray! I hope to see photos of the event, as well as hear your impressions. And I'm blessed to hear how God has sustained and encouraged you along the way.
Vonna, I agree that getting feedback is nice. I admit that sometimes when I keep looking at my work, and keep making/doing, I start to wonder about it. Then my insecurity starts to set in! Boo! Have I gotten lazy? Did I push myself? Will someone else other than myself like it? Do I like it?!? I'm so glad you were able to get feedback, Vonna! What were some of the things you heard/learned?
Take care you all!
Vonna, you're About the Artist page is very nice. Something to consider is writing in the third person rather than first. This isn't something that has to be done, but read through it to yourself as though someone is writing it about you, rather than writing yourself (put your name instead of I, and use "she" and "her). This can give a more professional ring to it, but it may take away from the meaning you are trying to express. So try it out and see what you think.
Which pieced did you end up putting in the show? What was the feedback you got?
I didn't get a chance to hear the podcast, what was the question you asked?
Deby, I really like the pictures too.
I've also noticed it's a bit quiet here. I miss Mary's post too. AT least I get her posts on facebook.
Rachael, I'm very excited for you and will keep you and the show in my prayers.
The art festival at my church was small but a success. I received a lot of good feedback on my work, which is very encouraging. Something I'm in great need of. I updated my site to include an "about the artist" page. If you see any errors or have any suggestions feel free to let me know. I want to make some more changes so that I can make it more about the work as Dan Miller suggested to me on his podcast a couple weeks ago. Very cool that he read and answered my question.
Hope everyone else is doing well. Will lift you all up in prayer tonight.
Love you all.
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