This week as I count my blessings, I’m especially thankful for my wonderfully creative, generous, and supportive art critique group.
We meet once a month at Beth’s lovely home (though we’ve promised her we’ll start spreading the hosting love). We eat, sip coffee, nibble some more, and encourage one another as we share whatever is going on in our artistic lives. It’s not all social – each month we share whatever we’ve been working on for feedback. I can’t tell you how much I’ve learned and how much I appreciate their keen insights! I’m beyond thankful that I stumbled into the fold of this group as it was forming last spring. It’s made a huge difference in my creative life and has been very instrumental in my getting artsyletters off the ground.
Oh, and we sometimes take field trips, too. Of course, we can all be found at SCBWI Southern Breeze events, but we like our own side trips as well.
We call ourselves “Harold’s Friends” after Beth’s cat, who usually deigns to supervise each meeting at some point. I’m thankful for these friends and wish, for everyone who creates, a talented, honest little band of folks who speak the same language and encourage them on the journey.