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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

It Takes a Village!

It sure takes a village for an artist to be able to make and sell art!  Artists who want to create simple can't be stopped. But, we can sure stall out if many things don't fall into place. I am here to express gratitude to all the people and components that have fallen into place to make my art life possible. The people who support me and love me. Wayyyy too many individuals to list, because each of the people that believe in me have supported me in their own unique and generous ways like:

Brainstorming on how I might get to where I wanted to be as an artist
Handed me money to buy supplies (so that I could buy more than one tube at a time!)
Put a down payment on a painting that they just knew would happen in the future
Honestly and gently critiquing my works in progress to help me get better
Gifting me with my website
Coaching me on how to promote myself
Creating a name for my work-Soulscapes
Connecting me with people that matter
Buying my paintings
Paying me more than I even asked!
Sharing your love of what I do with others
Letting me know that what I do brings you joy
Propping me up when I've been really really scared!

I could go on and on and on. All I know is that there are so many super talented artists that need the same sort of encouragement. We can be a fragile bunch and I know too many gifted artists that could use the same sort of help you have given me. I am FILLED with gratitude!

I wrote a letter to the awesome owner of Santa Fe's art store Artisan  Ron Whitmore, when I was overcome with the serendipitous sequence of events that led me to this place of being a Cold Wax artist. I saw he added it to the monthly newsletter sent by his store and thought I would share. It summarizes my story a little bit if you have an interest :)

It takes a village. And, that's the way I see it. 

With gratitude that grows and grows because of you,
Lisa ---won't you go see my latest art and news and subscribe? ---please like me

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