A few weeks ago, my husband asked me to do a guest blog for him. It took me a while to decide what to blog about as I have never blogged before. After much thought, I decided to pass along some advice to creative people. As an artist manager and with my personal experience in the fashion industry, I have been around artistic people most of my life. I have observed that actors, painters, make -up artists, stylists, models, photographers, hair stylists, and singers get a LOT of attention! I’ve also observed what these people do with all of this attention. While some seem unmoved (very few), others bask in it. Yes, artists are a different breed, however, they also need people with different gifts to surround them in order to help them organize and make sense of their careers. People who will hopefully be honest with them. It’s kind of funny how God designed us to need each other. So I would say to artists today, “just as it takes a village to raise a child”, “it takes a group of people to help get you to the stage”. Be kind to those people who are helping you, you see, they are just as important as you are.
Diana Stancil – The Music Gardener’s Wife