What “To Nurture” Truly Means | Art Vlog
You know how you work on a painting and everything works out perfectly from start to finish? You don’t?
Well, I don’t either.
In this instalment of my art vlog Cats Creative Channel [CCC], you can watch me awkwardly speak into the camera, sing about needing deodorant, fuck up majorly, and finally, paint my newest piece of the #powerword meets #lovemantra series.
// About the piece
This is a piece that feels like a little breakthrough to me – I cannot even point out to you why, but I know that this picture is a new beginning…of something.
It is dedicated to the fantastic Catherine Orer from The Artist Entrepreneur, who helped me so much during the 1:1 call that I won. As she was being so generous with her gift to me, I felt that I had to create something as a token of my gratitude in return! [And now I want to go watch Shrek]
Looking for a word that represents Catherine to me, I kept coming back to some version of “care” – which ultimately led me to “nurture.”
// The Finished Piece
This is for those of us who nurture through inspiration, through commitment, through trust and love – but who are aware of their boundaries and don’t allow others to abuse their kindness.
// The mantra to this piece is
I will nurture you and help you grow, but if you do not want to grow – I will not be able to support you. I help those grow, who are already willing and motivated to grow themselves.
Make a cup of your favourite hot beverage, laugh at me in the comfort of your own home, and take some time for yourself to be inspired [or entertained] by my art and process.
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A lot of us have internalised beliefs that keep us miserable + secretly thinking that our emotional suffering is a necessary [and even romantic] part of the creative process.
It took me too long to realise how wrong this is, and it's why I've created this video series for you:
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