Yes, you heard me correctly. The reason I love my art is not what you may think.
It's not because I think I am good at it.
The reason I love my art is because my art beckons me to go deeper.
The journey it takes me on is an adventure.
An adventure calls you to be brave. Being brave calls you to face your own cowardice.
Showing up causes me to face my fears and anxieties on the regular.
This is an incredibly humbling practice for me.
In fact, dare I say it, it's downright spiritual.
I could be writing this with tears in my eyes and though I am misty in my eyes, I write this more with resolve.
I love the Art Nurture Journey because it is always whispering to me, calling me to deeper authenticity. More radical self-acceptance and more daily bravery.
I can't tell you how many times I have chosen the safe route. I can't even count how many times I've actually practiced sheer avoidance.