|Studio photo by Eve Smith|
My definition of success:
Be able to stay free enough in mind, body, and soul to make the work.
Have a space to make the work in which you can be free in mind, body, and soul so that you don't think about the wall, the floor, the carpet, the extension of your arm, and the paint that drips from that self-expression.
Have a space to share this work with others.
Have some sort of roof over your head, some sort of clothes on your back, some sort of food in your belly, maintain this basic standard of living.
Have some sort of family, friends, community, or group of peers that understand you and that speaks a shared language.
Have love in your life, feel seen, understood, and supported. See, understand, and support others.
Have a tabby cat.
Laugh, dance, listen to music, be in nature, feel alive, and find beautiful places to walk and explore.
Enjoy and support all forms of culture.
Share all of this with others.