To live an artist's life, with all its inconsistency and the need to delve deep inwardly in order to express something... courage is needed, as well as tenacity, grit, curiosity, imagination and....:
*Firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
*The continued or prolonged existence of something.
In order to master something, anything, one must be persistent.
One must fail again and again and again and more importantly RISE UP again and again.
I have failed many a times. I fail all the time, it seems! I am almost so used to failing - that failing doesn't seem so bad. Suddenly rejection doesn't hurt as much. It's as if I grow thick skin... but to do artistic work one must be transparent, raw, clear, seen through.
One must have skin so thin that the heart is closer to reach the outside world.
What seems like 'thick skin' is indeed: Persistence.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman