“In the beginning #3″
I just participated in the 15th Annual Villages Arts and Crafts Festival this weekend. Don’t kid yourself folks, it’s hard work. I have a newfound appreciation for my fellow entreprenneurial artisans … all who are putting their creative spirit “out there” and at the same time, trying to make a living. Some of these artists/crafters participate in 40-50 shows a year, every single weekend. Starting at 5 a.m. on Saturday and ending after taking down their booth around Sunday evening. Then it’s back to creating and producing your products for the next show. When I feel like giving up, I remind myself of this quote “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try it one more time!” (author unknown)
When I think about all the people I have met at these events, the conversations we have had, the small encounters of spirit meeting spirit – it revives me. This is nothing like the corporate world I was in for years and years. It is personal and unique, calling upon each individual to have the courage to keep on creating and believing in themselves. So, when my energy returned yesterday – I went back to my photographic canvas and created the above piece. It reminds me that each days brings forth new possibilities, new colors and new energy.
Just one more thought – the next time you go to an art show, remember that someone’s heart and soul went into their product. Smile, say hello – and take the time to acknowledge that special being who has put themselves “out there” for all to view. Have a great day and keep on creating yourself – Laurel