Just like any industry, things can get political. This includes the industry I work in. Now, I know that there are contracts, confidentially agreements and guidelines to follow, but sometimes I feel like Rodney King when he said "Can't we all just get along?" Maybe he is not the best person to quote but it is the statement he made.
Thing is, I know people have to make a living, hey, I have to do that, too. I get that as artists, we have to protect our work, designs and concepts BUT it doesn't mean we can't work together for the greater cause, the bigger picture.
We need to share.
We need to inspire.
We need to encourage.
We need to create. While I am excited to tell you that I too have lots of new things coming out in the coming year, I am also equally excited to be able to create with like minded souls that simply LOVE to create. I want to be part of a community that reminds others that working together is the best way to work. That is exactly why I joined in the group, Document Life Project and let me add, the creative dynamo's who created this exciting creative journey did not ask me to write anything about this project. Truth is, I only know one of these girls, Lorraine Bell. Years ago, we sat on the floor of a hotel room floor during CHA and it was one of "those" moments where we connected while sharing our stories.
I mentioned the other day about learning BIG and little things along the way and this is one of the most important messages I want to relay:
I truly believe that we all need can work create together without having ulterior motives.
I know not everyone thinks that way, in fact I would be willing to bet that most don't, but I do and I feel very confident to say that to anyone who would challenge me. I have received an AMAZING amount of joy from teaching, meeting and creating with women all over the country and for that I am blessed. Blessed to do what I love for a living but equally blessed to be part of a new blooming creative community that feels the same way.
Like you, I want to explore creatively with others, be inspired to try different things, be an encouragement to those who may need it and just create. I believe it will make me a better teacher and a better artist and I invite you to join in. To read more, check out these blogs:
See you on the journey...