I wanted to encourage any of you out there to check out Heron Dance. I have had his lovely drawings and words for years now and was delighted to find he has an online presence, AND a free daily inspirational writing (Well, I would call it that). Here's a link and his writing for today and one small piece of his amazing art...
If you can...send him $5....as he asks for nothing and gives much... ;-)
Loving you, loving me in such a way!
March 8th, from Archibald Campbell's Journal
When times get rough, when I can’t figure out how to make it all work financially, I tell myself that part of what the world looks to artists for is courage. Financial courage, courage of conviction. Faith. Belief in the value of the work. Sometimes that belief needs to transcend reality. You can’t be foolish. You can’t jump off high cliffs to see if you can fly. But our faith in our work, our willingness to go to extraordinary lengths to manifest our vision, must be outside the ordinary. Our discipline must be outside the ordinary.
People pay lots of money for the creations of van Gogh, Picasso, Pollock, because, in part, they are monuments to courage, to belief in oneself. These artists transcended the realities of their lives, they kept at their work, stayed faithful to their vision, despite rejection, despite disappointment. Their works are seen as celebrations of faith in oneself. What makes great artists great in part is that their belief in themselves, in their vision, is great.