I'm in the thick of taking the e-course Hello Soul, Hello Business sponsored by Kelly Rae Roberts and Beth Nicholls. The first thing I had to address was the "why" of my business before I could move any further. Why do I create art? Why do I sell my art, etc.? This business course for creative souls is taking an innovative approach by doing business with a "soulful purpose" not just to make money. I think addressing our "why" is really eye-opening and important and they claim will make a business more sustainable in the long run if you are in it for the "right" reasons. Makes a lot of sense to me! I want to share my WHY with you here. I realize I don't paint just because I like to "make pretty pictures" and I already knew that I am not doing it for the money!
Through the joy and healing I find in creating art, I want to share beauty and inspiration through my artwork with women and girls with the goal of encouraging, uplifting and inspiring them to follow their hearts and that their dreams are important. Positive images and/or words will encourage them to find strength to start/keep believing in themselves. My art will encourage these women to feel joy and gratitude for the blessings in their life, namely the people/experiences they have. My ultimate hope is that people will feel joy from my artwork and in turn share that joy (through the art pieces) with those they love, i.e. a painting with loving/inspiring words given to their daughters, friends, nieces, etc. or gifted to themselves.
For those of you who are visiting today, do you ever think about why you do what you do? I know some of you may be taking the same course with me as well. I wonder if you'd feel comfortable sharing with me? Also, after reading my "why" above, do you have any comments, questions or concerns? I'm still trying to get this down and make sure it is clear and succinct enough to take me to the next level.
Thank you for stopping by today!