It’s like that movie…Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
The last few weeks have been like no other for me, I honestly wish there were a way to take a snapshot of the feelings in my heart and mind, so that you could FEEL them. But, because that is not possible I hope that you will indulge me as I feebly try to write them.
The world itself is a giant canvas, constantly creating, renewing itself, moving forward, changing seasons. We live in a sphere that is creative at it’s very core of existence. Should we not also then assume that we too are creative? I believe that every living soul yearns to be creative in some form or another. It could be as an engineer, a poet, a mother, a volunteer, an inventor or any of the other countless forms that being an artist takes. Yet, there are many who don’t see themselves as artists (or even creative at all), they don’t acknowledge that part of themselves. Often times they may feel frustrated with life and not even know why. I feel in my heart an undeniably, can’t be held back, yearning to help people connect with that part of themselves, or share ideas with them to nurture a deeper connection if they have already have one.
That is how the idea of Artspiration Studio was born.
As I have reflected the last few days on this dream and whether or not I made the right choice to go with crowd funding or find a way to do it on my own, a huge resounding “YES! You made the right choice!” came over me. Somehow, someway, I would have found a way to do it myself, I feel THAT strongly about it. But I truly believe that some of the magic of it would have been lost. By asking people, by becoming humble enough to admit I needed help, by turning it over to the universe at large the Studio will become something more than I could have ever done by myself. When I walk into the Studio the day it “officially” opens there will be absolutely no thoughts of “I did this” but only thoughts of “we did this”. The light, energy and love of people from all over the world will be there! YOU will be present in the studio, not just by having your name on the wall, but because you believed in a dream. You believed in a vision of helping people connect with a very raw and powerful part of themselves…their creativity.
As I thought about all of this the movie “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” popped into my head. I thought about the barn raising and how in the “good ‘ol days” people did things together as a community, they made it a party and developed friendships through hard work. The owner of the barn even offered the cutest little milk cow to the team that got their side of the barn up first. It was a simpler time to be sure, but I do believe with all my heart that we still hold those same values as a community today. We want to help each other, we want to build and create and find satisfaction in a job well done.
I invite you to my “studio raising” instead, and give you a promise that I will work hard at fulfilling the dream and put my entire heart and soul into it. And while I don’t have an adorable milk cow named Anna Belle to offer you, there are some other fun rewards and of course a huge THANK YOU for believing in the dream. The world needs more places of light, happiness, joy and refuge…and at the very heart of it all that is what we are building together.