So many questions. Questions about the value of art, the opinions of others, the importance of recognition, the meaning of success. I ask them all the time. I think every artist does.
And so many hard answers. Because the answers always come back the same. They come back as more questions. Questions like, “Where do I want to go?” And, “Will what I’m doing get me there?”
Thomas Merton said, “People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success only to find, once they reach the top, that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.” Stephen R. Covey paraphrased: “If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.”
Is the ladder you’re on getting you to the place you want to go? I’d love to talk to you about it.
As an artist, I’ve learned how to keep myself going. How to make my art, how to send it into the world, how to start over and over again. And I’ve developed a personal storehouse of information, skills and ways to deal and change. As an artist mentor, it would be my great honour to work with you as you create and fill your own storehouse.
To find out more, please read about artist mentoring with Laureen right here. Then send me a message using this form. Tell me – who you are. What you do. How long you’ve been doing it. The challenges you’re facing. What you want to be different. I’ll respond with an offer of a one-hour introductory mentoring session where we get straight down to work on your goals. This is the only way we can both know for sure whether I am the right mentor for you. There is no charge for the introductory session. And no obligation.
If we both decide after the introductory session that we’re a good fit, you’ll make a three to four month commitment. The charge for this is $75 per 1-1/4 hour session, one session per month. Because I understand the artist’s budget, I’ll invoice you before each session, at the beginning of the month. You can pay by cheque, credit card, or PayPal account. We’ll set up the timing of the sessions as we go.
As an artist, you’re alone so much. And you don’t have to be. You don’t always have to do it by yourself. If you work with me you’ll get the information you need, you’ll get clarity, you’ll feel more confident. You’ll climb your ladder faster.
Want to see what some of the artists I worked with have said? Click here.
Have questions? Ready to get started? Click here.
I do so look forward to hearing from you.
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