Remember that song from Sesame Street, “One of these things doesn’t belong here”. Well, if all the art friends lined up and that song started playing…I would be the “thing” they are singing about!
|I'm a "W" in a room full of "2"s|
Unlike all of these sweet and wonderful “art sisters”, I am loud, I am obnoxious, I cuss like a trucker and have very little natural artistic talent! Does that matter to them…absolutely not! Years ago, one of our sweet friends, Rena and I had a conversation about how important it is to belong to a “tribe”.
|My family -|
By the way - I'm Emily Mortimer (I'm the old gal in the middle - not the pretty off to the left). I am fortunate in many ways. I live in the house I grew up in. My little family and I live surrounded by aunts and uncles, cousins, friends since childhood, and my siblings near by. Add to this a community of my parent’s friends, their children, neighbors, my church congregation…and my life is full of people. Wonderful people! People who have influenced my life in so many ways – mostly for good ;) As I met my sweet art friends, I added them to my “tribe”. I LOVE these friends. I love that we have diverse backgrounds and life situations. I love that none of that matters. I love that we support each other, laugh with each other, cry with each other, mourn with each other and celebrate with each other. Shouldn’t everyone be so fortunate?
In the past few months I’ve take some on-line courses from the lovely Terri Brush and the adorable Jeanne Oliver. Both of these women have created Facebook pages for the class participants. It’s been a place of sharing and encouragement for students to share their creations, ideas, tricks and tips. I’ve been amazed at the generosity of complete strangers, and it just reaffirms to me that in this world, we all need each other. We all need a tribe. That’s one of the reasons I’m so excited about this blog! We want you to join us, create with us, laugh with us, and possibly cry with us! We want everyone to have what we have…an art tribe.
|Inspired by Jeanne Oliver's e-course|
|Leather cuff embellished with vintage door hardware|