I am an artist and a teacher. I love my job teaching drawing at the Art Institute of Austin. I have read several of your books and ideas from them percolate through my teaching. I use the purpose statement idea to help students focus on their potential to do good in the world and make a difference. Many come into school feeling a bit powerless since we are a for-profit school with entry requirements that are more open than many colleges and universities.
My art is squeezed between my job and happy home life. I do small work or work in many layers that dry in between. I amaze myself that I get so much done but I've spent years perfecting my insert-artmaking-here performance.
My art makes me happy and my job and husband pay the bills so I don't feel pressure to sell. I show my work every so often and some sells. I don't think of selling as a road to success for me.
Each student success is my passion now. So I am taking this bootcamp to capture new skills and ideas to pass on to my students.
I used your purpose statement chapter to distill my purpose statement:
I use my creativity, skills, personality, and knowledge to live and to share a deeply creative life.