As artists, we are familiar with many types of people and many different responses to our work. There are the amazing. supportive people that believe in us to no end, and to them we thank truly. Sadly, on the other hand, we come across some very ignorant people as well. People that believe our days are a breeze, when the truth is we have never worked so hard before. There are disrespectful people that ask whenwe are getting a real job, or if we are looking for work. There are people that tell us we will never make a living out of art, without understanding the real reasons we have chosen to do what we do. There are those who just look away when we explain that we are an artist, as if we don't even deserve their attention. To these people, we also thank. They are the ones that make us more determined to succeed. They make us work even harder, in ways they will never understand. They help us just to believe in ourself regardless of what anyone thinks, and to keep trying. They are the people that give as courage.
Image by Stephanie Fizer