Do a little time traveling through your life and think about the people who have supported your artist. Think back in increments of five years. Was there a college professor who raved about your work? An elementary school teacher who encouraged you to enter your class project into the art fair? A friend who is willing to read your first draft without a critical eye? Make a list of three standout
supporters. These are your artist champions. They encourage you to create even when you don’t believe in yourself. They give constructive criticism and aren’t critical. They’re standing in your corner rooting you on to create.
Give one of your artist champions a call or write them a letter of appreciation. Let them know that you are thankful for their support. It can be a quick email or hand written letter. I talked to one of my artist champions last week and wrote another an email today!