I was fortunate enough to make a trip that was a direct result of Art. Even more so, because of the Arts Mill, the studio I work at. Had I not had the camaraderie and support of fellow artists I would not have entered the show in England. And had I not traveled with these Arts Mill Artists, I may not have gone.
I consider myself lucky to be an artist. A life choice considered difficult by most. But also one most envied by many. Yet an artist with out support can have a lonely and unsuccessful existence. I know so many artists who are afraid to share, they are worried their great idea or painting will be stolen. What a lonely idea. How many original ideas are there really? I believe most art is influenced by some other art, most often not intentional. My creative ideas are made by relationships and travel.
I am lucky, I have found a home and family for my creativity. Through this comfort and sometimes discomfort I find peace. I know the support we offer each other will only open other doors for each one of us.
All artists have different goals. For some its a great painting. Some, its financial success, for me, travel and relationships (with some darn good painting time). Whenever I leave my family of artists it reminds me of how blessed I am, and I always feel compelled to share it.
I feel wiser each day. I feel confident to say if you allow your self to be open to it, you will have many artistic experiences.
I just left my Camelot and I got there because of artistic support. Don’t be afraid to seek support. Go out there and share your adventures and find your artistic home. Your Camelot awaits you…