23+ People to Be Grateful For

1. The janitor who cleans your gallery or apartment lobby.

2. The housekeeper who does good work, so that you can focus on your good work.

3. The gardener and lawn mower who tend to the outside of your space.

©Kadira Jennings, Mythic Journey III. Oil on canvas, 91.5 x 91.5 centimeters. Used with permission.

©Kadira Jennings, Mythic Journey III. Oil on canvas, 91.5 x 91.5 centimeters. Used with permission.

4. The tech person who was so patient with you when you thought the world was falling apart.

5. The person at the shipping company who “gets” that your art needs white-glove treatment.

6. The mail carrier who delivers important correspondence and packages.

7. The coffee shop owner who lets you mooch wifi for two hours in exchange for a $5 cuppa joe.

8. The employees who make sure your art supplies are exactly as you like them.

9. The printer who saved you from spending too much money.

10. The framer who gave you a discount when you ordered in bulk.

11. The gallerist who loves your art, sells it, and pays you promptly.

©Janice Mathews-Gordon, House of Cards. Acrylic and mixed media on panel, 24 x 36 x 2 inches.

©Janice Mathews-Gordon, House of Cards. Acrylic and mixed media on panel, 24 x 36 x 2 inches.

12. The newspaper columnist who wrote about your art.

13. The photographer who took perfect photos of your art.

14. The coach who held you accountable for your goals.

15. The mentor who inspired you.

16. The muse that gave you the $100,000 idea.

17. The naysayer who challenged you by doubting your commitment to the life of an artist.Yes, you can be especially grateful for this person. But be equally grateful for your fortitude.

18. The artist-friend who completely gets you and in whom you can entrust your tippy-top secrets.

19. The grade-school teacher who encouraged you to color outside of the lines.

20. The long-passed artist from whom you draw creative strength.

©2007 Christine Connelly, The Conga. Oil, 100 x 100 centimeters. Used with permission.

©2007 Christine Connelly, The Conga. Oil, 100 x 100 centimeters. Used with permission.

21. The social media followers who share your art.

22. The neighbor who moved his schedule around to attend your opening.

23. The day-job boss who encouraged his team to attend your open studio.

+ Too Many To Count

Every friend or family member who ever helped you hang a show, lick an envelope, or spread the word about your art.

Every blogger or podcaster who shared FREE information that helped you take a step forward in your art career.



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