I titled this post "affirmations" because I was going to show you a piece I just completed with affirmations I wrote during the book process but never did anything with. However as I think about it I want to tell you about another experience I've had with affirmations this week.
All week I've been enjoying my "flying lessons" with Kelly Rae Roberts and I think the best part has been connecting with the other flyers. This is my first online class and I had no idea that there would be this much interaction between the students. I wish I could read you some of the comments but of course, can't. The overall feeling I get though is not that these are "in it for themselves" creatives trying to make it but generous, giving, and vulnerable artists who are going to make it, but not by themselves. It's a community and each is supporting the next in their goals, whatever those goals currently are.
For some it's getting started with a blog or etsy shop. Others are looking to make enough money to support their (art) habit, still others have yet to really see themselves as artists but have dreams of doing so. I think it was the dreams that brought them to this class but what I see is the affirmation they are all receiving from both what Kelly Rae is posting, and the other" flyers". I love it. So inspired by this interaction I dug out this list of affirmations and finally created a work of art for it.
Believe it or not I am 36 but still have hopes of changing the world. I know that by now cynicism should have set in but I still have hope. I want to see every artist from child to adult get a hand up as they reach for their dreams. I want to see a world of people living their creative dreams. So there you go. My big secret- I want to change the world. :)