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Deby, thanks for sharing the letter and the pictures!
I wish you all could of been with us. Deborah Eaton and Christina Kaspersen came and it was so good being with them! We're hoping to do another one in the Spring, so make your plans to join us then! Date will be announced soon.
The Artist Feast
Farrell & Farrell & Farrell . . . :-)We're all created to SHINE! I love this photo from the table at The Artist Feast. I was having trouble with my camera - the focus was stuck - but love how this turned out!
Deby, congrats and thank you so much for having the event. That heartfelt letter, made me think that I needed to be there. Lets us know when you will have it again.
A few of the highlights in photos.
Hey there creatives, I think the best report I can give from our Artists Arise conference is a letter received from one of the attendees.
Here's the letter: How do you describe meeting people on Facebook just on a fluke, then becoming friends without seeing them ( or them us).. just by pictures BUT feeling their spirit all the way from Tennessee to Orlando.. and then finally getting to meet them in person and finding that we were so wrong about them.... THEY WERE FAR MORE WONDERFUL THAN WE EVER IMAGINED!! Kirk and Deby Dearman have won their way into Pam's and my heart by actually being what their name describes... Dearpeople! Kirk,an amazing music and song writer.. the writer and composer of the ever popular WE Bring The Sacrifice Of Praise and so many more praise and worship songs as well as gorgeous piano albums that showcase the talent God has blessed him with, in addition to having a wonderful sense of humor and gentle spirit. Deby..., singer, model, photographer, painter, shaker and mover, and one of the sweetest hearts you will ever meet! When Deby organized their second Artists Arise event in Franklin, Tennessee this year and told me about it, the possibility of helping my art business, getting social media savvy for getting my artwork out there in the 21st century, taking a road trip with my sweetheart, blowing this joint for country life for a few days and on top of that meeting these totally awesome Dearmans... there wasn't any question in my mind whether to do it... all i could hear in the back of my medulla was GOOOOOOOOOOO ! So we did!! And did we ever meet some great folks! We got saturated by super music from the famed Farrell and Farrell and other amazing music artists, we learned so much about what an art business would have to do to not just "strive" but "thrive" in this new economy, got challenged to get rid of the "old ways" of doing marketing and left there encouraged with having a support team who would help us guide Newstart Art and my characters through much more prosperous doors to inspire and encourage this world that needs it so much. In addition to that the Dearman's got a terrific farm involved owned by Ollin and Leigh Funderburk where all the Artists Arise participants and leaders caravaned over to be fed awesome food, entertained by singer/songwriter Julie Lee and to be inspired by activities to dump the apprehensions and fears most artists have that keep them bound from being all they can be to use their God-given talents to their creative max. WOW! oh what a night! I will never forget the Spirit in that place. Thank you - you all were spectacular and rock stars in your own right. Pam and I felt like family from the moment we said 'howdy". I am humbled, grateful and really stoked to be a part of this team of gifted, caring and loving people... I just wish they weren't so doggone far away!!! If you feel that you are stuck in a box and need to let your artistic talent come out in ways that you have been frustrated with...especially in this economy and internet age, Artists Arise is for you.. so stay tuned for what will be happening in the future.... take it from Dee... you'll never be the same.( and many people who know me will say AMEN to that!!<grin>) We love you Deby and Kirk, this is a tribute to your spirit, great marriage and precious walk with the Lord!
Tony, that would be very cool!
Hey Chris, nice to have you back. I'm waiting to hear about Artist Arise as well :) There are some very nice photos on the Facebook page.
Thanks so much, Kent & Melissa!
Jocelyn, yes I did do my site myself. I use weebly and purchased a weebly template from divtag templates. I know a lot of others who do similar sites with wordpress and purchase a separate template from a wordpress template designer. It is a less expensive way to go for the DIY at heart. It did take me an entire weekend to tweak the way I wanted it and there are still many updates I'd like to make, but it is a process and it is ok to keep moving forward : ) Perfection is often times the enemy of process...at least for me it is!
But, yes, I am super excited and also a little bit overwhelmed with both joy and work at my book coming out this upcoming Monday, October 14th!
If you would like to check out my blog post this week, it comes from Section 6 of my book, Art Nurture: The Simple Guide to Cultivating Your Creativity. Section 6 is all about Growing Up in your creativity!
Check it out here!
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