Making a Living & Following an Artful Calling: Everyday Magic, Day 93

Yesterday, in the course of an hour, I saw three women who inspire me by how they’re making the path by walking it in terms of creating their own right livelihoods. Andrea Hoag not only delights me with her dazzle, splash of pink and a little bling and ecstatic spirit, but by how she supports herself and her two beautiful children by freelance writing, mostly book reviews.

Dancer Susan Regier followed a lifelong love of dance into being the artistic director for the 940 Dancers in Lawrence. She dances, choreographs, works with various populations on movement and dance, and brings up great questions for us to ponder, such as who gets to dance, and dance publicly, in this culture, and what can we do about that?

Kris Hermanson, a wonderful artist of many media (felting, painting, drawing, fiber arts and much more), is launching her own grant-writing, fundraising, strategic planning and organizational development company, Insight/Envision, which follows beautifully from her experience of helping organizations reach their fullest potential and grow the arts especially.

Let’s hear it for taking the leap and landing in your own calling!


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