SO being an artist…gulp…a term I am still getting used to, is challenging.
Everyone and their brother can take a pot shot at you…everyone has an opinion.
Putting what feels precious to you out there for all the world to see?
But, it must be done. It is this crazy jumble of thoughts and emotions that colide every which way and they must be dealt with.
What if no one likes what I do?
What if they don't understand?
The thing is, the work must be done, it must be completed. It lives on the inside and needs to see the light of day.
Just like what YOU do, every day. It must get out.
My husband and I went to an event we have here in Philadelphia called "First Friday". It happens in an area of the city where there are many art galleries. It is a big opening celebration and it is a madhouse, if you can even call it that, as it happens on the street. The really amazing thing about this event is not just the artists who show in the galleries. The sidewalks are lined with people showing their art. Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture…it's all there, for all the world to see. And these artists are brave. People walk up and down the street and ignore many of these artists, but they persevere, they are there, offering their art, doing what they do. And for me…they inspire. To be really honest, their artwork was not all great. In fact, some of it I didn't like even a tiny bit, but they put it out there. And for that I am grateful.
They showed me to just put it out there.
That's what it's all about.
Letting people see, letting them in.
And letting them think what they think!
So tell me what YOU think!!! This process happens for all of us in one way or another. Whether you are an artist, or a teacher, or an interior designer or a coach you are putting your thoughts, ideas, work out there every day! Do you ever struggle with any of this? How to you handle your inner parts…the ones that might be afraid?
Can't wait to hear from you and also want you to go out and make today your best day ever!
Today is the best day you've got!
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Looking forward to sharing NEW ideas with you about art and my journey back to doing art. flowers and who knows what else? For the last 30 years Michele has been designing beautiful flower arrangements for all kinds of people, from brides to prom goers, from dining rooms to boardrooms. Trained as a fine artist , Michele brought her unique vision to the art of Floral design. Designing flowers in a more relaxed,"unfloristy" way was always the goal when working for private clients.
Michele continues to do artwork , including paper sculpture (this is new!) and designing various products from table linens to greeting cards to holiday decorations, She continues to have a distinctive and diverse viewpoint she brings to her work. One of Michele's goals is to help people feel confidence and joy, enjoy art, enjoy flowers and enjoy the art of the everyday.