today's prompt is to gather my tribe. these are women and men that inspire me, egg me on, make me a better person. i'm related to some, friends with some, some i've never seen in person, and some i've never even said two words to. but they are all special to me and help make me who i am today. please meet my tribe:
my mother Barbara Westcott - my mom has inspired me every day of my life. to be a better person, to be a better mother, to be an amazing artist.
my niece Meghan Blake - she is one of those truly special souls that has followed her bliss and makes it work.
Andromeda Ross - she has been with me through thick and thin. we may not talk every day, but we have always been there for each other when we need each other.
Deina McIntosh - Deina is so very deeply my soul sister. we've never seen each other face to face, but i know her and love her like she's been in my life since the day i was born.
Dallas Tomasello - my sweet baby girl. i would not be who i am today without her.
Mark Tomasello - the man that started it all. he allowed me to bloom into who i am today and never lets me apologize for who i am. i do not say this lightly when i say that he has saved me.
Danni Suplicki - she is such a talented artist and inspiration, and meets me geek for geek in all things geekery.
Chris Zydel - she is an amazing artist. she inspires me every day to create and let my goddess flow.
and yes Flora Bowley - her book changed how i paint. and her boot camp has changed everything about how i create. today is her birthday, and i cannot think of a better present to her than to live my life EXACTLY the way i want to, as is her example.
this is my tribe. stitched together by love and respect. you all mean so much to me. thank you for coming with me on this journey.
i love you.