A Plein Air Painter’s Top 3 Mantras of Success

Plein Air at Shell BeachArtrails is an “Open Studio” event where artists open up their studios to the public for two weekends.

Today was opening day and though I had decent foot traffic, sales were still a reflection of our ailing economy.

I feel very calm about this.

I see these events as ways to continue putting my name out there as a plein air painter and not worry about whether someone is buying or not.

I am proud of the fact that I was picked to be a part of Artrails.  It’s a “juried event“  and it took me 4 years of applying to get in.

There are 3 sayings I have learned about success –

1.  Failure is the first step towards success.

2.  You must never give up.

3.  The only way to guarantee failure is to never try.

I remind myself about step number 3 every time I feel fear.

Wendy

Wendy Brayton is a plein air painter residing in Sonoma County California.  She was a guest blogger for 8 Women Dream in 2009.

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  • Mark

    You’re paintings are truly amazing Wendy – Mark

  • Natalie

    I use the following mantras every morning before I leave my home for the day –

    1. I will NOT fail.

    2. I will marry belief and action.

    3. I will embrace the concept of abundance.

    4. I will laser focus on each task/person I encounter today and will actively listen to them.

    5. I will leave all who I meet today feeling better for having come in contact with me.

    I guess we all have our little mantras! I love your paintings.

  • Remy

    My business partner has often said he wants to write a book called “Fail to Succeed” which speaks to exacty what you are saying. If you fall down 3 times, just make sure to get up 4 times. And ask for help when you need to. I think we all want to succeed and by helping each other we ultimately help ourselves…Cant wait to see your work! sounds beautiful! remy

  • Veronica

    Thanks for the reminder of Never Give Up….

  • Catherine, Site Admin

    Well even if you also feel like the walking dead, you are out there doing it – living the dream and it is only a matter of time – as long as you can get enough sleep! ;-)