We All Need Connection...
Creators often do so alone...following their ideas and testing them out in private. There is unlimited freedom to succeed or not succeed (artists don't use the word 'fail'). During these process times, the energy can be all consuming. I think everyone has experienced this. And then a point occurs where socialization calls to fill another need. A different energy to fill you up.
"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone...and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something." ~Sandra Day O'Connor
I create my own happiness (and misery) and knew I needed other like minded creatives around me. I chose to seek them out by joining organizations and volunteering. Word got out about the volunteer thing and I now have a very large social life!
My best decision was to join the Watercolor Society of Oregon and get involved. Not only am I meeting my most favorite people, I am learning activities, building confidence, helping so many, and making a difference through leadership. I get my fill, then go back to my studio.
During this stay at home time, it's become pretty interesting and creative, on how to keep in touch with loved ones. Zoom, Marco Polo, FaceTime, Skype... our digital world is a blessing!
Connection...it's healthy, fulfilling, and expands my happiness ...just be careful with the volunteering thing!
I belong to the Lake Area Artists, a group of 38 artists. We have gathered monthly to discuss and plan our yearly Spring Shows. We all know and like each other and gather for potluck lunches and support each other's wins and challenges.
Part of every Show & Sale, we donate a 10"x10" painting in the 6 spectrum colors of the rainbow. This year I chose blue. All donations are given as scholarship monies to help two local high school artists with art school. I love that connection to community, and with each other.
Our Spring show will be moved to the Fall this year...will keep you informed.
It's the end of winter and a bit rainy.
Nature always inspires the best in me.
Let's spend some time in Nature next week.
Please contact me if you, or someone you know, is interested in uplifting art.
I appreciate your business and referrals.
Hi...I'm Patrice... an acrylic painter who writes, and enjoys sharing how I create and think.