The Dot. This book was gifted to me by a dear friend.
It is the last slide of a presentation I've done at bead societies on design principles and tools. The message of the Dot is for me, two fold.
It's the story of a young artist who thought she had no skills. She was encouraged to put a dot on a piece of paper and then asked to sign it. She went on to draw many dots, large, small, colored and eventually had an exhibition of her dot paintings.
A young boy approached her insisting he couldn't draw at all. She said, just draw a line, now sign it.
For all of those who struggle with the value of our art, and I think we all do at some point, this simple story is about just making your mark, but then and almost more importantly, pay it forward by encouraging someone else to make their mark.
Thank you Lynne you always believed in my mark even when I didn't.