Saturday, 20 November 2021

Little Nuggets of Wisdom or Delight - Joan Lennon

Whenever I decide to ditch social media - and, as we know, there are many excellent reasons to do so - I stumble across some little nugget of wisdom or delight that I wouldn't otherwise have known/seen/heard. Which is how I found the words below, on Facebook then through the comments to Instagram, to Aime McNee @inspiredtowrite. And now I'm sharing them with you.

Artists are not like athletes. We cannot win gold. We cannot 'beat' other creatives. We cannot come first. Sport is objective. Our craft is subjective. Creating to 'Be the Best' is a waste of energy. Instead, create to connect to the people who need you. Because they're out there. Create in your way, because there is no right way. Take the pressure off, and focus on your unique brand of magic.

Thank you, Aime - and thank you, social media.

Joan Lennon Instagram


Andrew Preston said...

Thank you. So well said.

Odette said...

I love this 'little nugget of wisdom!' Thank you Joan.

Anne Booth said...

That is so helpful. Thank you.

Lynne Benton said...

Thank you, Joan - so good to remember that!