Much of 2011 was spent in artist development which includes consulting, mentoring, and listening to new artists. Some artists we work with expect success to fall in their lap with little effort while others work diligently to be good stewards of the talent they have been blessed with. I am inspired by a few artists who listen, act on advice, work hard and strive to be incredible stewards of the talent God blessed them with. Those diligent artists will see great things happen as a result. To begin 2012, I would like to share a proverb for all artists who desire to find an audience for their art.
The Music Gardener’s Proverb
- One who has a field but doesn’t secure the tools necessary to work the field will not grow a garden
- One who has a field & tools but sleeps through the planting will not grow a garden
- One who has a field & tools, plants the garden but doesn’t water it will not grow a garden
- One who has a field & tools, plants & waters the garden will grow a garden that yields a fruitful crop