Being connected to others strengthens your energy and creativity to produce art. 9-11 is a hallowed day to remember that the connections to others are vital….Let’s not forget.
Here’s a quote I like:
“Contrary to how we’ve been taught to value independence and autonomy, this new scientific evidence is showing that we are at our best when we are connected with others. When we apply these findings to the secret, internal world of the artist, we see that the capacity to be creative is actually generated by the experience of connectedness with others.” (from Empty Easel).
Boy, are we finding this out and social networking not only energizes us but keeps us busy. We are on Facebook, where you can fan casart coverings and we do the Twitter thing and write a blog, Slipcovers for your walls (casartblog). Actually my sister and business partner, Lindsey, manages the first of these and we all three, including my mother and other partner, help with writing weekly blog posts. We had a fun one recently like Blue for Sex in the City?… There’s just so much one person can do and I do the art part, write blogs and manage everything else from creating the original artwork to print, web and production, as well as contribute to marketing ideas. It’s a lot to handle, but it’s very gratifying and I get new ideas everyday from the energy. I’d love to afford a staff of 20 though. We’ll get there but for now, being connected gives us inspiration and keeps us going.
Celebrating that we are a female owned and family operated business that likes being connected to others, “We are Family” by Sister Sledge seems the appropriate way to Kick Start Your Weekend. Funny that, as I’m in RI for my sister-in-law’s wedding, for more extended family fun.