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For me, young people should be encouraged and supported in order to preserve their creative confidence. Being sensitive to something as small as (and as overlooked as) our vocabulary might be the first step. Something I have read which has resonated with me: intelligence is not fixed - when a child is told they are smart and good at math, they will begin to choose easier math problems instead of challenging ones. The student who has been told they are hard working will most likely try the challenging math problems. For me, creativity is not fixed either. Intelligence and creativity are malleable and ought to be regarded as so.
In regard to individual inspiration, support has recently, and perhaps always, been most important to me. I have been plein air painting with help from Janie Paul. Were it not for her support (knowledge, persistence, and compassion), I would genuinely be too insecure to continue painting. “Remember that Cezanne painted the same mountain over and over again!”