Silk flowers provided by Robin Brady for a styled shoot over the summer. Find her at: Silk & Satin
I truly wish it was a switch that could just be flipped, but it takes work, there are many backtracking moments, but there is also a lot of joy over your new found appreciation of the creative community. On a practical level this can look like following fellow creators online, commenting on their work, saving posts you’re inspired by, sharing their work with the knowledge that your own is different... but that's okay. Be generous friends, be generous but don't expect any return on investment, this isn't about 'if I do X then, they'll give me Y in return' this is about authentic connection and fostering community among creatives.
A shot I grabbed of Zeruviah during her mentorship on Networking. Find her at: Rustic by Zeruviah
A personal favorite from the styled shoot I did with Crystal Harrison, find her here: Crystal Cenita on Size-Inclusion
All of that to say, if you're new, if you're lost on this creative journey... YOU ARE NOT ALONE. There are so many people who care, who are willing to help, and want you to succeed. We don’t need to compete, compare, or copy another artist’s work, there’s room for everyone at the table and all you have to do is showup and be yourself.
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