a little bit of art...
(dry pastel on paper)
I listened to a podcast yesterday
where Flora Bowley talked about
rising above the starving artist myth.
3 things are needed to "make it" in the arts.
(and only YOU can define what it means to "make it"...)
1. The need to create.
2. Belief in yourself.
3. Hard work.
Some may argue that you need money,
you need time
you need a studio
or special materials...
but in reality, if you have these 3 simple things,
you will find the money and the time to create.
Because it is as necessary
as the air you breathe.
And if you don't have these 3 things,
you will find excuses.
And that's ok for a while,
but eventually - hopefully,
the excuses will no longer work for you,
and you'll find the gentle courage you need
to take that first step,
to pick up that brush,
to write that poem,
or that book,
or that song...
and to put it out in the world.
to express yourself
in the way that feels right to you.
And the world will be a better place
because you dared.