I distinctly remember the way in which my mother's sewing was complimented whenever we wore her designs. She sewed clothes for me and my sister to wear every summer. She sewed them for us and sometimes helped family members and friends stitch seams here and there. I learned that she has a gift for costume and props design, yet she did not fully explore career options with this gift and regularly share it with others. I also remember my uncle's artistic ability and how he could paint and draw all kinds of beautiful and fun scenes for adults and children; creating a mural on the wall of his child's bedroom and painting beautiful cards for my mother, yet that is as far as his talent went. He always talked about creating and doing more with his artistic ability, to create visual pieces of art that everyone could be inspired by, yet he did not take the steps to realize his dreams. I believe that my mom and uncle did not know how to forge their own path as artists. Both of them ended up in conventional careers and worked to pay bills and take care of their own growing families, a noble and respectable act…I also wonder how much more could they have achieved for humanity if they had understood the power of their artistry and forged their own creative paths.
I decided to forge my own path as an artist, and also help other artists create in ways they have been yearning to create. I do the latter because I know what it looks and feels like when a creative artist does not live their purpose in life. There is a sense that something is missing...something that they themselves cannot describe in words.
Art is meant to be shared. Art is meant to help change the world. When we don’t act upon and share that artistic impulse within, we miss our opportunity to create our legacy. This is why I encourage artists to do what they are here to do through my one-on-one coaching, programs and services. I want artists to feel loved, supported, inspired and encouraged. I want artists to realize their dreams and forge their own paths as artists.
We are all here to understand and perform our purposes and create work that impacts others and changes the world. When we understand this and when we share our gifts and perform our talents and purpose, our legacy lives on to greatly and positively impact generations to come.
What are you doing to realize your own artistry?