Every morning I get a little treat in my e-mailbox. The artists at Storypeople send me (and I suspect a few others) an offbeat little eye-opener that sweetens my coffee and adds just the right amount of punch to my brain. It's called the Story of the Day, short snippets of thought and art which I think are all done by artist/storyteller Brian Andreas (but maybe also by the other artists who work with him?). Every now and then one of these stories reminds of of someone in particular the I know and I'll forward it to them with a little note and a smile. And they almost always smile back. (Unless they are in a hurry or they're not the smiling type, in which case I make a note to send them twice as many smiling notes.)
When I saw this particular Story of the Day, it reminded me of all the artists I chat with every day; the people who do this to earn a living, or as a hobby, and even for those who say they don't feel worthy (and you know who you are) to consider themselves in the same category as "real" artists.
Isn't it amazing that some people don't have to wait until they're 40 to see the magic?
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