Friday, December 8, 2023

Do You…

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times – be yourself. While this may sound hollow or cliche when it reaches your ears (after all, who else would you be?) it can often be less than instinctive to step forward and let our the true self shine through in all its idiosyncratic glory. No matter who you are as an artist (indeed, as a human being) striving to present your authentic self is always the best practice.

Praxis student Celia recently illustrated in our virtual classroom the importance of this concept. In her own words:

I’m back, this time was important to practice what I learned here at Praxis Center, and to organize myself, so I can continue. Back.

… last summer, the director of a gallery, paid a visit to my studio. After seeing the works, he only asked two questions: ” what is your job? What is your process?” at this key moment, I focused on what I learned here: ” the gallerists seek sincerity in artists “. I answered the questions and I am invited to a solo exhibition, for 2019. Since June I am Work on the project. Thank you all!

It takes a good deal of bravery to put your full self out there. To let the world in for a look at what you have to offer. After all, there is no way to predict what the reaction may be. Now is the moment to gather your courage, decide to reveal you as you are, not as you perceive others may wish to view you. Ultimately we cannot control how we are seen by others, but the truer we remain to who we really are the more our spirit shines through.

At Praxis Center, we strive to instill in each of our students the ability and the confidence to let their authenticity speak for itself. We believe strongly that every artist has a unique gift that should be shared and each artist must be willing to let the world in to partake. We find again and again that when an artist connects with this truth, others take notice. Humans are perceptive creatures, we can suss out when we are not being told the whole story and we know when we are looking the real deal square in the eyes. Enroll today for just $40/month and let Praxis give you the skills, the community and the confidence to just be you.

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