Confidence is fickle

I have had the good fortune of finding modest success with my art.  It has been both unexpected and humbling.  However, like other entrepreneurial adventures, there are times when business slows down and I wonder if my mojo has up and run away.  I've felt like that at various times over the past five years.  All the success I've had fades into the background and I get caught up in the struggle to push that rock up the mountain.  I'm not sure if that's the right metaphor, but you get my drift.

I had been feeling that way earlier this week.  Business seemed to slow down and I began worrying that I was doing something wrong.  I couldn't figure it out.  Then, all of a sudden, the energy shifted and stuff started to happen.  I have no explanation, only a sense of gratitude for those who reached out and reminded me of why I am on this path.

The truth is that I keep trying and learning every day, about art and about business.  Both are fascinating to me.  As is my M.O., I keep sharing as I go along, hoping that my journey might inform or help someone else's.

Birdsong Studio and Healing Centre is open and the fall season is about to kick into high gear.  Commissions are in the queue that will keep me busy and inspiration strikes me every day to try other things.  I'm off to Edmonton on Thursday for a painting event at AC District Moto (4 to 7 pm) and then we are one of the vendor hosts for the Elma Street ArtWalk on September 28th (10 am to 4 pm).  We also have several workshops scheduled including our first this Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 pm.  If you're interested, we have a few seats left.


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