We asked folks to tell us about their favorite quote or affirmation and to tell us what it means to them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Pony Winterhart | Artist

There are so many! One of my favorites is, “There are people less qualified than you doing the things that you want to do simply because they decided to believe in themselves.” I think a lot of artists worry about being “good enough.” That kind of worry can keep you trapped in your head. But showing up, out there in the real world, is half the battle. Read more>>

Pym Avery | Artist, Tattooer and Pirate

I’d say that my favorite (paraphrased) affirmation which was a huge motivation for me in the early stages of my working career came from a book named Jonathan Livingston Seagull, “There are no limits”. It pushed me through a time when I faced many obstacles being a female in an excessively male dominated trade. Read more>>

Lauri Kaye | Artist

“Art is not instant like coffee and potatoes” is one of the many random but meaningful statements my high school art school teacher, John Sears, said to me one day. I loved that he was trying to teach us how important patience is and staying the course when what evolving is not what you had envisioned. Creating artwork can be meditative and joyful but for me, it often requires hard work and lots of faith. Read more>>