Unwrap your gifts of self-assurance and joy
Practically speaking, we as artists are constantly engineering, using our stash of supplies and techniques to construct something fresh and unique. But we’re also revealing – boldly giving our inner selves over to the structures and habits of our work, not knowing where it will take us or how it will expose our identities. In fact this week on social media, a follower commented, “I love your work, but I’m not brave enough to post mine.”
Presenting art to the public takes baring our souls, which for me was a process that took a while to become, as my commenter described, “brave enough,” even to the smallest art community. For some individuals the process is a snap; for others, almost incomprehensible. But if our objective is to grow and perhaps market our art, we must first come to a place where displaying it becomes immaterial to promoting it. How do we do that?
We learn which techniques and supplies work for us and then we practice until what we generate is something we are proud to reveal. As an artist and teacher, I’m here to help you do that. In my classes, I help you sharpen your skills using my thirteen years of tried and true techniques, tips and tricks that will help you come to love your own work. I believe that at the heart of creating is the discovery and joyful unwrapping of God’s gifts of self-assurance and joy. I believe this process is crucial, because once we entrust to something larger than ourselves, we begin to take on the vibrant spirit of our work.