I want to write like the people who inspire me to keep creating and to explore my path with more poise and depth.
I want to create art like the artist who takes years to make their art and who puts their whole mind, body and soul into a piece.
I want to emulate the master craftsmen and women who take decades to perfect their technique and make it look effortless even though deep down you know how much practice it took to get there.
I want be someone who never sets out to receive accolades or recognition but knows that their work has purpose and meaning and brings joy to many.
I want my work to stop people in their tracks, not out of beauty or out of competitiveness but out of noticing details, appreciating the tiny brush strokes, and the marks on the metal.
I want to be able to talk freely about what inspired me and have my words resonate and in turn have other artists want to find their own style and path.
I want to push back on the norms that box in women, and artists, and mothers, and creatives, and anyone who uses the internet for good.
I’m inspired by the tastemakers, the people whose aesthetic and style just ‘do it’ for you, and who push us on the pursuit of finding quality handmade products.
I want to keep finding ways of painting better and better pieces.
I want to be a damn good earring designer.
I want to be like those photographers who can tell a story with just an image.
I want to have a vocabulary at my disposal where I know exactly what to say for the good and the positive, instead of sitting with the feelings that have no words.
I want my writings to feel both romantic and practical, like you’re reading something that takes you on a journey but that there’s a purpose to that journey.
I want to be a part of the shift where artists and makers reclaim their time and voice by pushing back on what the algorithm forces us to do in order to be seen and have our work be put into the world in a more sustainable way.
Where do you see your art going? What kind of community do you want to create around your work? We all envision how we see our work, what does that look like? Who do you admire and who do want to emulate?
As always, you can use the same title I've used for your blog post, email newsletter, or caption for social media. This content is designed to encourage 'community over competition' and I'd love to read your response to these prompts. You can send me a link or forward me your email newsletter to my email, firstname.lastname@example.org. I will share my favorites on IG stories and/or right here on my website.
Thanks so much. The next (and final) prompt will be posted on April 20th.
Stay tuned and stay well,