Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
July 21, 2014
I am very grateful for this past weekend. There have been times in my life when I have felt lost, out of place, minuscule, unproductive and so many other negative feelings that I will refrain from listing. I'm human, it's bound to happen. But there's this strong feeling that I receive in the pit of my stomach when I am surrounded by individuals who are, like myself, creative and talented and so driven to project their voices and let their art be heard. I am humble enough to understand and know that it was a privilege for me to be able to be a part of this amazing harmony of talent. People from all over, outside of New York, there to perform. Everyone who's truly passionate about their work, but remarkably supportive to all of the others as well. It was an encouraging event that inspired me to continue doing what I love.
It is so easy for me to become discouraged. I, like many others, am extremely critical of my work. No matter what it is, I feel a strong need to be tough on myself which causes me to not truly believe in what I do and the greatness that exudes from it. I am human. I am capable of believing in myself. It it necessary for me to remind myself of something so simple, yet difficult to apply. I thank each and every artist for reminding me that what I do is for the love of it, not judgments. I must love what I do and do what I love..
Respect to all artists in the world. You are truly amazing. God didn't bless us with this gift to be shy !!!!
And shout out to my baby there supporting his lady !
Thank you Lord !