Why Art Motivates Me

Welcome back to Meah’s Motivations. I'll be posting here each Monday to discuss things that motivate me and talk about how the arts can motivate and inspire others. 

This week, I want to talk about how Gabi has motivated me and why I am motivated to help Gabi on this new journey. 

Gabi began helping me in September of 2017. At this time, I was 5 months into recovering from 3 brain surgeries and an eye surgery due to a Meningioma brain tumor that was found and partially removed in March 2017. After hearing my story, Gabi offered to give me private art lessons and later to allow me to help with some other art classes. This opportunity gave me hope and I finally felt as though I fit in! Art lifted my spirits when they were low and helping others gave me a sense of accomplishment. 

Considering how much Gabi helped me in such a short amount of time, I knew that wherever her journey led her, I would follow. Not only do I want to continue taking lessons and using art to heal myself, but I want to use art to heal others. I want to give others the same feeling of acceptance and pride that I have when working on a project. I want people to know that despite any differences they have, they are amazing people and amazing artists! Most of all, I want to be sure that all people are taught that different is a good thing!