Elizabeth Lang of @betweentheevergreens - a Root City Maker - was featured in @creativemorning email newsletter today!
"The first time I attended CreativeMornings I went alone and was a little intimidated. I knew about it for years before I finally attended. I sat next to someone who was very nice and also came alone. She worked at a local university (I had just left my job at another local university to pursue art full time). I immediately felt I was supposed to be there and settled into the experience. The speaker was Alice Rolls, CEO of Georgia Organics, and she spoke about transparency. My whole life I have been trying to do the right thing. And while I believe I have done good things, I haven't always been true to myself. In 2016, I quit a job I loved to pursue a passion that wouldn't leave me alone. I took a leap of faith and it has been an amazing experience. I never knew fear would feel so good. When it's the kind of fear that lets you know you're pushing yourself just enough out of your comfort zone to be growing in the right direction. So transparency was a very on point message for me to hear that day. I had only been doing art full time for a few months and was still feeling like an imposter. As Alice spoke, I took a look around the room at all the other artist and started to get emotional. "These are my people," I thought. "I belong here.”
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Meet Elizabeth Lang (@betweentheevergreens), Artist and @atlanta_cm attendee. If she could open a door and go anywhere: "Portugal. I recently went on a trip there and was so inspired by it. It's easy for me to be inspired by travel and initially I thought this was like any other "vacation." You go to a beautiful place and feel fresh air on your face - it makes you want to paint. But this country is different. It calls me back to it. The people are warm and welcoming.”
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📸 by Cindy Brown Photography.
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