Tuesday, August 3, 2010


This week in my Artist Empowerment Class, we are talking about permissions. How many times as artists we don't allow ourself to grow, we don't give ourself permission to take that next vital step.

This week I am giving myself permission to work on my novel. Permission to MAKE the time to do it.

I've been reading Life is a Verb by Patti Digh. In one section, she talks about the flight attendant's speech on a plane, where she tells you that if the oxygen masks drop down, put yours on first, or you're no good to anyone else. The way Patti words it is a gift. But her message absolutely struck me in this week about Permissions. As artists, creatives, wives, mothers, ok, even, husbands and dads, we must fill our own well. We must seek out the things for ourselves, or we may have nothing to give to our art, to our families.

It's such a liberating concept.


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