Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Artistic Cliff

In the past year I've seen friend after friend "take the leap," as it were, with their art and their dreams. At Castle in the Air, we live to inspire people to jump off this artistic cliff and follow their passions. It takes courage -- you don't know whether you'll fly, fall, flail, or some combination of the three.

For myself, it's been liberating to share my books and paintings with the world. Even though I've been making art and taking chances for years, the gallery show of my pictures earlier this year provided a new level of risk for me, a new level of revealing myself. It was scary, and it took sacrificing time and involvement with many other things that are important to me, but I wouldn't have done it any other way.

Now I'm finding myself on the edge of the artistic cliff again, and I realize that we don't just take the leap once -- we do it again and again, and if we're brave and work hard we can achieve grander heights each time.


Ulla said...

I can't wait to hear what cliff you are leaping from now! May your wings take you to ever higher dreams!

Melissa Valeriote said...

Beautifully said! Maybe if we all jump together it wouldn't be so unsettling.