I played the “Sound of White” CD so much, I had to buy a second one. So, when Missy Higgins took the BHB staged, I was already a little undone. I watched her perform years ago in Tamworth, but, this was far more intimate. Missy spoke with great clarity about the challenges and blessings that come with being an artist of her profile and she gave us a list of things she felt to be key to success. I wrote them all down so I could remember them and share them and here they are in my own words;
-respect your body, fit body equals fit mind.
-figure out what makes YOU happy.
-get excited about your work.
-follow your bliss (she referenced Joe Campbell here).
-work with structure and discipline
-give yourself a goal
-tell the truth, be vulnerable
-connect with your audience, people want to know they are not alone.
So, there you go. I know I could relate to many of these points as having helped me get this far with my painting, and I hope there is something there for you.
Now I need to respect my body and go to bed!!