Creating Well Spoken Art has been one of the most humbling experiences I have ever had. I have vivid images of the type of art I would like to create, and the type of impact that I would like to have, but it is difficult to communicate that. I realized that I just have to do it. Unfortunately, translating ideas into reality is 1 percent idea, and 99 percent perspiration.
I am starting this blog to document the lessons I’ve learned, the milestones, the epiphanies, the failures, and the triumphs. When I started my first failed stained glass enterprise in 2004 in Chicago, I thought that all I would be doing is making stained glass. It turns out that that was only 20 percent of the process. I had to learn to do marketing, web design, some accounting, distribution, management, janitorial work, everything. Entrepreneurship and the creative process often reminds me of the “Leap of Faith” scene from Indiana Jones in the Last Crusade (my favorite childhood movie).
At the end of the day, it is fun, and I love what I am working on. I made a decision a long time ago not to work on projects or to pursue paths that are not aligned with my life goals. I love stained glass, and I am excited to share the ups and downs with you.
“Don’t we owe it to ourselves to at least give our dreams a fair shot?”
- Amit Jotwani