The Importance of Creative Friends....
For example, my last show was in Metuchen NJ at the YMCA, which I shared with two great photographer/artist friends- Diane and Susan. (They are also sisters!) A woman approached me to chat and see my work. We talked, and talked and talked. And bonded. Yes, a fellow artist -Mickey -and an amazing woman. Her energy was through the roof. We were on the same page and felt like we knew each other for years! She was well traveled, educated and a joy to speak to. Sharing our love of art, writing, and travel was the highlight of my day. She invited me to come and see her studio and I cannot wait to go visit and see her work. She is also an art teacher and from a family of artists. When you meet someone that you share common interests with, inspirations and ideas flow with ease. It's a gift. A gift that would not have happened had I decided not to lug my creations across town to support my craft.
So, I suppose there are no accidents. And to be blessed with not only a crazy obsession to create art, but to also find friends who share your vision and your passion is the importance of creative friends.
I am lucky to a a few in my life and hope to continue finding more along the way.