I met Amanda at Nathans loft after a Hive show , I had heard about her threw Nathan who spoke very highly of her , he thought she was an awesome artist . So one day I asked her if she would be in my documentary about artists in Los Angeles . I got tired of everyone on the internet bagging on Los Angeles and how it had no art , so my mission is to show that this theory isn't true . I have met so many amazing artists here in lala land. I immediately scheduled time with her , so that I could get on this dream , what I didn't realize is that there was so much more that just her being an artist , it was a spiritual goddess warrior mission she is on , and her story just was like a dream , a dream I wanted to be a part of . I felt I had met Amanda for a reason . Not only for myself but for everyone to see through my lens. I realized after talking with her that I didn't know it but that I too, was on the same path as Amanda and the universe , ohala,god,goddess brought her to me to wake up!
Since spending time with her , my life has been more exciting lately than before . All these doors are opening and Im scared sometimes to walk through , thinking that Im not ready or questioning am I ? Yet I keep walking threw these doors & walking these trails , and finding that it was the best thing I could do for myself , for my lil' family.
If theres anything I can say to all the dreamers & aspiring artists in this world , is LIVE THE DREAM! Don't let family ,friends, the naysayers of the planet , make you think otherwise! Go for it! What do you gotta loose except not doing it ; but see thats the key! When you do the work to get you there , doors WILL OPEN! No joke ! I was told all the time from family , friends , naysayers , that I couldn't do it , that I was not a professional , yet I went with my own perception that I could , that I was talented , and now Im an art resident to a really cool art gallery , I meet so many cool artists that inspire me to do more . I have respect for my work that I didn't know I was worthy of that respect . Im humble for this respect , its so surreal to me , Im not use to this kind of attention .
Be who you truly are , don't let people make you dought YOU ! Im tryin' to get my lil' family understand that they need to be who they really want to be , because my daughter & her boyfriend had my grandbaby early in their lives ,after that they didn't know how to be or if what they wanted to be was good enough. They both are supported by boyfriends family , and they are not to keen on either one of them becoming artists or anything creative because they believe that this will not make them money . What I try to get them to understand is you got to love you first , then you can go on to be who you truly are meant to be! Its really that simple . Once you do that then what you want to do will come to you , and then go on from there. If a person can't decide what they want to be , then that soul will just settle for anything , possibly making that person a unhappy one. Don't be unhappy , don't settle , LIVE YOUR DREAMS!! DO IT!
Thanks for listening as always,
Maryann k / 4rm Zero!