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your uniqueness

sweetBOY and I were chatting about the dreaded copying thing.  where the line is. what to say. when to be flattered. i have talked a lot about creative practicing and what that looks like to me. when everything I have soaked up and studied becomes mine. it’s ok to copy when you are practicing. some would disagree and that is totally ok. i know that when i need to learn how to draw a unicorn. i have to look at a picture of an unicorn. every single artist looks at other artists work. judges it in their own mind. mentally circles the parts that speak to her. crosses the other stuff off the list of possibilities. everyone. and if they say they don’t, i call bull****. unless they are a hermit with no power and no access to a mailbox. those guys get a pass. when is it not ok? …

surround yourself with the right peeps.

I don’t often share deep, meaningful stories. And, well, I am not going to start now. But sometimes the right words fall into place and capture something. A conversation, an overwhelming moment of goodness. BIG. HUGE. colorful epiphanies. I realized the someone I love gets me way more than I thought.  Way more than I gave credit for. And things are just good. So I finally figured out that it is all about surrounding yourself with the right peeps. And being very aware of the wrong peeps. surround yourself with those who see your weaknesses as strengths, not your strengths as weaknesses hurt, not angry caring, not “too sensitive” guarded, not bitter thoughtful, not worried strong, not weak quiet, not absent It may not make any sense to anyone but me. that’s ok. it may mean something entirely different to you. but i hope you know that you are full …