So last post was a bit melancholy. No hiding it, it was a poor sale….
And maybe I just needed a good moan, and maybe the timing was just right for me to ratchet up my philosophical campaign on the importance of nurturing the arts. It actually turned into a decent post. The day it went live I came within two clicks of my most trafficked day. Seems I struck a nerve. Maybe that just says that too many of us are in the same fragile state, and that it spoke to some very real concerns folks have.
But as my friend Kevin Yates said in the comments to the post, “Perk up, Buttercup!” If there is a lesson to learn its that talent counts for naught if you can’t pick yourself back up and reenter the ring. Without persistence (and maybe downright ornery stubbornness) all the artistic skills in the world won’t save your dream of a life lived pursuing creative paths. Sometimes you have to bloody your nose repeatedly to learn the lessons or to find the right path forward. So maybe resilience is as important as ability when it comes to sustaining an art career….. Worth considering, at least.
So this weekend I’m getting back on the horse that just threw me, and I’m entering the breach once more. This time with company!
Wish me luck!
(I was too busy to put together new images, so I nabbed these from last year’s post. Enjoy!)
The sale will be held at my studio in Athens Ga in the Boulevard area At 572 Nantahala ave both Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.