Tuesday, June 22, 2010
"Art Talk" with Amanda from Mocking Bird
Her Blog ~ Mocking Bird, Her Shop ~ Paper Cameras, Her Flickr ~ Her Flickr
Good morning! Sorry I'm a little late getting this post up. My sweet niece is here visiting (she drove a 4 hour drive to help me out since I've been sick lately) and we were having a great talk in the kitchen over coffee.
Anyways, I wanted to share this inspiring article written by Amanda from Mocking Bird. I love her blog (and her photos!) because she's very real and talks about things that we can all relate to...especially as artists.
When Amanda posted this on Mocking Bird she had a huge response from her readers! I hope her words inspire you as much as they inspired me. :) Enjoy!
By the way...it's Amanda's birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMANDA!!! XO
WHEN YOU NEED CREATIVE SOULMATES ~ BY AMANDA
"Do you ever feel that sometimes your friends don’t understand your creative passions? "passions? That the creative being inside of you is often quietly hidden from your real world? Sometimes the people that we have grown up with and shared years of friendship and relationships with are a world a way from our creative addictions. I find this hard to deal with at times and often I will hide my true passions from those I am closest to.
Most of my close family and friends do not read Mocking Bird and it’s simply because I haven’t told them about it. I’ve come a long way with blogging over the years and I almost feel like it’s too late to start sharing the little pocket of the world that I have created here.
I do however have lots of friends that I can share my creative life with but many of them live on different continents and are known to me by way of a computer screen. I love that I can chat away about photography and a creative rich life with the amazing people I’ve met through the internets, but often I wish that my close friends, whom I love dearly, understood this thing I do.
I’ve just scored a book deal and I am embarrassed to even mention it to family and friends. That’s not normal, right?!
Do you have many creative artsy friends? Maybe I was supposed to meet them at university but never did. I’d take an art class but I couldn’t paint to save my life!"