thriving artist giveaway!
hello everyone… one of my new favorite bloggers marisa at creative thursday put up a post today that really got me thinking. you should check out her post on being a thriving artist. another amazing blogger, tara at scoutie girl, also wrote about being a thriving artist and what it means to believe in yourself as an artist. it was a good reminder that yes, what i create has value.
taking a leap of faith and starting a business selling your artwork is not always easy. in fact, everywhere you go there are limitations. most of these limitations take place right in our own brains. ever heard the phrase “starving artist”? well i’m not buying it! i choose to believe that i am a thriving artist instead.
one of my early mentors in business (Penny Kelly), taught me that there are two mindsets we can have… the lack mentality or the abundance mentality. the lack mentality says that there is not enough to go around and you will never have enough. when you have this mentality, everyone is your competition and not your partner. when you see through the eyes of lack, you are always focused on what you don’t have. many times you stay in that place because you are always focused on what you don’t have. but when you have the abundance mentality, there is always enough blessing to go around. you focus on what you do have with gratitude and your heart is suddenly turned outward. everyone is your partner and you look to build other people up, rather than tear them down.
so i am a thriving artist with an abundance mentality! who are you? are you a thriving business woman? are you a thriving teacher or pastor? tell me who you are.
as a thriving artist, i would like to host my very first giveaway. i will be giving away an 8 x 8 high quality print of one of my first paintings, laundry day. in order to enter, just leave your name in the comments and finish the sentence, i am a thriving… the giveaway will be open through saturday, march 20th and announced on sunday, march 21st.
don’t forget to tell your friends to enter!