Friday, April 2, 2010

United we Stand

We as woman much more then men know the importance of supporting each other .It is a gift we are born with. As we entered the work force we were forced to compete with men and for years ,and maybe still  our pay scales  reflect  that competition.  I just read JULIE'S ART LIFE  this morning commenting  on how the paintings  she created had been  influenced by so many artist and she named them, how wonderfully thoughtful, yet her work was soooo her!! That is how art is created we SHARE and so grow. Never fear sharing it can only grow into something good!!  She said it  takes a village to create art  TRUE!!. This in turn  reminded  me of my dear friend  Jane Pollack  She has a charity business that is called "Art takes a village"  she gives  creative workshops that help women  with addictions . Now I have another friend Karen Valentine. Karen is very talented. She loves beauty, old things and knows how to but it all together in a very  stylish, professional look. She recently lost her job and has creatively come up with a new plan to hopefully fill the need to make an income and to do what  she loves -Blog design- and is she good at it !!!! Here is her site . Valentine Designs  I have watched the followers just flock to Karen's  own blog it is a warm , beautiful blog,  filled with much sharing, beauty and love . My point is that we as women need to support each other, help each other grow and most of all share . I am asked about this when I teach art . At first when you learn something new like say when you take an art class , learn,  a new  technique from a self teach book, etc... it  may feel like  being a mimic or the dreaded work "copy" But that is how we learn it is the old and tried way and it works. We then over come our fears if we stay with the process and find  our own  artistic voice and this is done  when the process  continues  by  sharing. I always  learn new things from my students and taking classes.  I hope I am never to old to learn as I love to grow and learn and I need others to help me do so .  Where would we be if no one ever supported each other and  shared  each others   ideas and everyone just lived in isolation. I for one might have saddle sores or worse yet no saddle at  all and be sitting  in the dark. ( but I must say I would have loved no telephone. My how I  hate that thing!) Think about it, we as woman can do so much for each other when we work together . So woman go forth create, share and  support each other! United we stand and divided we fall. ! Look how far we have all come with just blogging and what  we have done for each other with our blogs  Way to go... keep up the good LOVE !!!!  ALL my  love and support to every one OF YOU !!!! Hugs Julie

21 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

I jst loved your post today! Even the great masters learned form copying other artists and mentoring under them. I agree that women share their knowledge much easier than men, perhaps we don't feel the fear of competition the way they do!

Jan said...

Oh, your post was just terrific and so true. Men compete and fear the judgement. Women create for the joy of it, the process, and the feedback they get from their fellow women. Women have more friends than men, because men try to out-do each other...no matter if they think they aren't. Women are pretty much positive and offer compliments and want to learn MORE from other women. Our 'softer' side gets us through so many more situtation in life, too. We roll with the punches, pick up the pieces, and get on with it. Men can be brooders and revenge seekers where women will try to make it better.
All in all..I love being a woman!

Angela Recada said...

Yes yes yes! If we women support each other, no matter what our chosen path in life, no one can stop us! When I entered the corporate world in the early 80s it was still a boys club, and women were objectified. Harassment was very common. Many things have changed since then, but to me it's still a toxic environment.

Through blogging and art, I've met so many wonderful and supportive women. The sharing and kindness found here is something I've never found anywhere else.

I love your passion about this, Julie!
xo

Silke said...

Amen to that!! There's a special power in the friendship and support between women! It makes me feel so good to see how we support each other!! Much love, Silke

Georgina said...

Julie, thanks for your wonderful message today. There are times, and recent ones, that I couldn't have done it without my blog friends support and of course, humour...need lots of that even when we want to cry...have to see something funny sometimes when things are not so funny. I'm going to your friends blog right now and check it out.

So glad you can access my blog. Have a blessed weekend.

xxoo,
Georgina

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Julie, I agree. We women are just unique creatures. When women bond together, something happens . . something so powerful . . Women can make such a difference in this world!
Again, I enjoyed your posting . . good one!

Heavens2Betsy said...

So lovely, so true x

WingingIt said...

i do not know what i would do with out my women friends...having a husband and four sons...yeah...i love my women friends!!!

lilylovekin said...

I don't know what I would do without you.

Julie Fillo said...

Hi Julie,
Thanks for commenting on my blog about my latest painting, my influences and it takes a village. I've just recently decided that instead of hiding my influences and feeling guilty about it, I should celebrate them. Most of the time, I think we are the only ones that see the similarity, but credit should be given when due.
Julie Fillo

jone said...

You are an easy one to support, my friend!
You are always so open with your thoughts and feelings...and sharing!!!
Thanks for being who you are....among us.

If I make it out to "your neighborhood," how do I find you? Can't remember where you are...sigh......
Could you email your address to me? ..please....

I miss being able to send little "somethings" to you.
xoxoxo

Lisa Holtzman said...

You are so right Julie, great post.

Karen Valentine said...

Julie, you are the coolest chick of all! This is indeed a wonderful post and I am very grateful that decided to include me in it. Things have been going very well. I have been going non stop for the last 2 weeks and now things are slowing down (as I knew they would) But with the wonderful help of my dear friends in Blogland, word is spreading and hopefully this will keep me from having having to go out into that yuchy work force!!! I hope you are well. Hopefully soon I will be able to come by and enjoy your company and your talents in a class or two!!!

Karen
My Desert Cottage
Valentine Design

Jolee Jane said...

You are so wise and so right on::: this is one of many reasons I adore you;)I would be lost without the support of amazing women in my life,in my heart I know God placed them there how blessed is that!

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Renee Troy said...

Love and blessings to you and yours on this Easter Sunday.

Great post...I learn so much from you and so many others. I take a little bit here and there and make it my own. It's why I adore taking classes.
Hi to Deb...
xxoo

natalie said...

You are so right Julie! We can ALL do amazing things...and even more so, with the help of each other!

sharon said...

Bravo Julie! The highest form of flattery and compliment is to be copied! Let's never forget either that we all need each other.

Micki said...

Love this post!!!!

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Love this post and I so agree!! Gave myself lots of time this morning to visit blogs I love love and have not been here in a while I'm sorry sweets. You are so lovely and I wish I can also take a class with you too. There are several women who are giving classes and I wish I can attend to all but i live so far away. THANK YOU FOR VISITING ME, BRINGS A SMILE TO MY FACE WHEN YOU COME TO SAY HI AND LEAVE SUCH INSPIRING COMMENTS.

lOVE FOR YOU AND CREATIVITY!!!

SENDING YOU LOADS OF SUNSHINE!!

Domenico said...

As a son to a single mom, I, too, support women. I have learned at a young age men would be no where without the love and gentle encouragement of a dear mother. There is no teenage angst here because of my mum, and where I don't want to diminish the role of a father, I have yet to miss mine. Women rock!