When It All Gets Placed Into Perspective

I recently began following more fellow artist on TikTok, in hopes that I would start seeing more content I would be interested in. Luckily, at the same time, other artist began a "10K Artist Follower Challenge" to help get artists into TikToks Creators Fund. I thought, "hey that's cool, if I see more artists I like, I will follow them, awesome!"

What I didn't expect would be the outpouring of love and appreciation MY art would receive from this challenge. I woke up, and in 24 hours I had a ridiculous amount of new followers and people who were so excited about MY art. Like WHAT!?

I got to enjoy new conversations about my process, why I create why I create, the materials I use, it has been pretty great, since so much of that has been taken away from artists during Covid. No gallery receptions, no discussions about pieces, just a lot of staying at home, and being more introverted that usually.

But then yesterday I received a comment on one of my videos that just shocked me. It was one of those amazing compliments, the ones you know your art connected in a way that was far beyond yupo paper, or paint on a canvas, it was pure spiritual magic. An individual who had just found my page the night before left the comment you see below. That when they look at my art, they can hear their father, with a 'thank you'. I read this, and my heart sank.