Today is the very first Listener Spotlight! I’ve been talking about this for ages, and today I’m delighted to introduce Live Creative Now listener Gretta Lamosa.
Gretta sent me the loveliest email awhile back, in which she wrote:
“I have been listening for about a year now and you have truly given me new reasons to reclaim my soul in art! Thanks again for doing that thing you do so well!”
In fact, it was this very email that gave me the idea for doing Listener Spotlights in the first place.
I invited Gretta to have a conversation on the podcast, and she replied with a resounding “yes!”
Gretta is a jeweler and silversmith. She’s struggled, as so many of us have, with being surrounded by people who really don’t get what it means to be an artist. This girl has some stories…
Have a listen, and let us know if you relate.
Find Gretta on Instagram at @grettalosa
Favorite Quotes from Gretta:
My personal favorite: “I binged you.”
“It’s so awesome to hear that you are not alone.”
“If I’m not making cash dollars for this, [it’s easy to think that] there’s no payment, but you’ve got to remember what you’re paying yourself — you’re paying your own soul, your own need. First things first, it starts with you.”
“If you’re only thinking ‘customer,’ then your vision gets cloudy and you can’t connect with yourself visually or creatively. You get cloudy.”
“When you feel yourself start reeling, those bad gremlins in your head just running that track and just pulling you down… just stop, take a breath, and read one manifesto. And just let that be your focus. Like ‘There is no wrong. There is no wrong. There is no wrong.'”
“Just do it. It’s easy. If you have it in you, just do it!”
Links and resources mentioned in this episode:
From Bauhaus to Our House, by Tom Wolfe
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