Day 29 - Community
One of the things I love most about the creative community is their willingness to help each other out. There's not a hint of back stabbing to climb the ladder. Not that there would be any point, as people buy into the artist just as much as the art.
I'm eternally grateful for the support I've received from artists, crafters and galleries who have helped me along the journey. It was a massive learning curve when I first started my business and I found all the advice I received really helpful. It was also nice to feel like I wasn't going it alone.
One of the most powerful things about visual art is that it has no boundaries. It doesn't matter which country you're from, what language you speak or if you follow a religion or not, you can love a piece of art and it has the potential to move you, influence you and enhance your life. It also has the power to connect you to others!
Because the community of an artist has no bounds he or she has the potential to influence on an international level. With current worldwide issues such as climate change, ecological destruction, plastic pollution, inequality and terrorism, we need artists who can be part of the campaign to help raise awareness and inspire positive action.
Amy Jobes, North Devon artist with a passion for the environment
"If you truely love nature, you will find beauty everywhere" - Van Gogh