My art picnic friend Danette gave me a beautiful gift for Christmas – a gift certificate for magazines. So I indulged in the beauty of two Stampington & Company magazines: Art Journaling and Where Women Create.
I was so surprised to read from the editor of the latter, Jo Packham, how she experienced inviting artists to share their studios with the magazine and its readers,
“It took me a very long minute to summon the courage to write each of these individuals a letter, asking if they would consider being featured in WHERE WOMEN CREATE. After I hit “send” on each and every letter, I felt like a small child waiting for a miracle. I checked my inbox incessantly, waiting for their replies.”
This is the editor of a beautiful, established, aspirational magazine – and she had to summon her courage to ask.
We all get nervous. Our desires continually invite us to summon our courage. Getting comfortable with the discomfort is part of the journey to our dreams.
What will you summon the courage for?
Originally published on My Sketchbook.