Thursday, July 2, 2009

Close to the heart - Courage

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.


  1. I love that you wrote this i know how you feel i hate people like that. I have a theory though people who hate on you for being an artist and tell you to get a real job most are jealous because they were to afraid to go out into the world and try to do something that isn't safe and isn't necessarily stable and now they are stuck behind a desk being miserable but at least were happy doing what we love.
    Also Stephanie Fizer great artist i love her work she did my logo. Your arts amazing and your doing great so congrats to you

  2. Hi Deanna,
    I'm new to your blog but I love your art - your birds are fabulous. I really enjoyed your post. I have mixed feelings about people who don't understand creativity - they can be truly hurtful and ignorant, but I actually feel sorry for them - they obviously have no passion about anything. I can't imagine my life without creativity - such a large portion of my day is spent dreaming up what new creations to try next. I can only imagine what life would be like with out it. Lucky us!!!!!


  3. Oh yes! We've all had those comments. I even got asked by people in school why I wanted to do an art diploma in college when I had passed all my school exams! They actually thought that people would only take an art course because they had failed everything else! Unbelievable!!
    What people don't understand is that being creative is in our souls- it's something we were born to do and to deny that would be to deny ourselves.
    Great post! Em x

  4. Thankyou all so much for your comments! I couldn't keep doing what I love if it wasn't for the uplifting and encouraging creative types like you!