I’ve been thinking about the artist’s journey in terms of a pilgrimage. On a pilgrimage, there’s an expectation that those you meet along your path will expose you to new ideas and expand your horizons. When I was a teenager, I met a stained glass artist who did just that. He showed me a creative path that was more personal and meaningful and I’ve been on it ever since.
It’s powerful to reflect on these chance encounters. They are transformative! They shape who we are and who we’re becoming and that’s an awesome lifelong adventure.
Is there someone you’ve met who changed your creative path? Let us know in the comments.
In this week’s Art2Life Podcast, I talk about another person who had a huge influence on my life – my father. I learned so much from his own creative journey. I hope you will check it out.
Have a great Sunday!
PS It’s happening again! I’m excited to announce that the online 2022 Art2Life International Juried Art Exhibition is COMING SOON!
Photo: Narcissus Quagliata