It’s Still All About the Writing!

@JPeaSmith Art Monday BlankThank you to EVERYONE who made a massive difference to October and Art Blitz month! I am blown away by the support, generosity, and sales of course. And especially the success of my baby YouTube channel!

It was a huge call to incorporate all the parts of me in one space. Well, nearly all of me. I have struggled with defining the parts of me that matter in the context of my online world. The world screams “DO NOT DEFINE ME!” and “DO NOT PLACE ME IN  BOX!”, “DO NOT CONTAIN ME” and yet, surely it’s more important to be the real me, the whole me, and not just the part of me that the world “likes”.

I’ve always been a Truth person. I’m no good at fake and never have been. I get into trouble for wearing my heart on my sleeve, and yet even then, I cannot begin to tell you what I haven’t told you! Because it’s hard and scary and you may not accept it.

I love my art. It’s an integral, pure, soul cleansing part of me. I art all the time, in one way or another. It is such a big part of who I am and who I was made to be. But in the end, what will it leave behind? What will it achieve? Who will it make a difference to?

And my suffering? Physical, emotional, spiritual… what’s the point of it all?

“Don’t waste your suffering” is a statement that spurs me on to keep writing, to keep making a difference, to keep on keeping on. At the core of everything I do, I want to make a difference. I see my art as a part of that journey, a part of my voice, but in the end, it’s all about what I have to say that will make the biggest impact…

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What’s in the Prize Pool?

At the beginning of October, there were the following gifts in the Prize Pool. Those with blue links were filmed being made, and are on YouTube (just click on the blue link to watch). The first two I failed to video sorry! Which will you choose if you win?

There is a pair of smaller green earrings and a pink/purple metal bookmark, which I made earlier.

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There is the turquoise Inspire Pack in there.

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There is the green Key Ring (or you could clip onto a zipper pull).

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There are the Tangerine Swirl earrings which are fun.

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Not to mention a signed copy of my book, should anyone choose it 🙂 But somehow I think the artwork will trump the paperback 🙂

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Purple Heart Award

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As many of you know, I love the little people. I love the diehard supporters, and I love the people who are constantly there for others in all the little ways which add up to huge ways.

As I was thinking through October Art Blitz and the giveaways for the people who score the most points, I was reminded that there are some who, for one reason or another, will never win those prizes, but boy are they for me over and over again. They are the names that pop up time and time again in my comments.

These are the people who are there for me month after month. They are the encouragers, they are always sharing the love! And so I decided to give a prize to one of them each month as well, regardless of what other promotions are happening. Many of these people have already been there for the long haul, but others are new to my world and still have been so very encouraging, time and again.

So I will start writing those names down. They will be less obvious to people maybe, and they may not be on the score sheets, but I will choose one each month, and they too can choose from the Prize Pool, OR, as they are experts at what I have been making and writing about etc, they might suggest something else that they would like, it will be up to them!

I am looking forward to seeing who wins the Purple Heart Award in October!! (link takes you to the YouTube very short video showing in fast forward the making of the award. It took nearly 3 hours in real life!

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