Speaker 1 (00:00):
I took classes. This is where I could tell you if you have that inkling of wanting to be creative and express yourself, find an art class that you love, an artist that you like their style, and take that class and see how that goes. Just to get you going. You'll feel better and potentially open up roads for you.
Speaker 2 (00:18):
This is the Bold Artist podcast.
Speaker 3 (00:24):
You have answers, and you're expressing them in your art. Your art is important, and it needs to be seen.
Speaker 2 (00:32):
Welcome, and let's get started with today's episode. Welcome back to another episode of the Bold Artist podcast. Today, we get the pleasure of having Noemie L. Cote on the show. Noemie is living in Ottawa, Ontario, where she paints landscapes in lush texture and painterly colors. Noemie, welcome to the Bold Artist podcast.
Speaker 1 (01:02):
Well, thank you so much for having me. This is awesome.
Speaker 2 (01:06):
We are so thrilled that you're here with us today to tell us a little bit about your story, who you are as a bold color painter, and to hear more about your work as an artist. And so would you start out by sharing a little bit about yourself with us,
Speaker 1 (01:22):
For sure. Uh, so I paint a landscape as you can see here. This is one I just finished yesterday. I'm really proud of it. The biggest one I've had so far done so far.
Speaker 2 (01:30):
It's beautiful. And for those of us on audio who are listening on audio, would you describe that painting for us?
Speaker 1 (01:36):
Absolutely. So it's a 40 by 60 inch painting. I use oil, and I love oil, uh, for the texture. So, I call it Butterly, Butterly texture. So, you can see the brush, strokes, the ups and downs, the dips of it. Um, I have more of a loosely way of painterly painting. I think it's called painterly -- where the brush strokes, you see the movement, the space between the brush strokes at, at certain places. And, and that part of this podcast is I use pretty bold colors.
Speaker 2 (02:09):
Speaker 1 (02:10):
Um, vibrant colors. And it's not just red, blue and yellow. It's, it's a variety of colors, but it's also how I use the colors -- in the way I paint it.
Speaker 2 (02:20):
Yes. And so how would you say that you use the colors when you say, how I use the colors? Do you have a certain approach to these colors? So what I'm looking at behind Noemie is the landscape of what... It's, it's a vineyard with trees and lake and mountains, but the sky is, is full of -- how would you describe that Noemie? It's just light, but also there's some, some, uh,
Speaker 1 (02:46):
Speaker 2 (02:47):
Attitude. Movement, and attitude in those clouds.
Speaker 1 (02:49):
Speaker 2 (02:49):
They have, they have a stirring to them and, and it's in magentas. So there's, there's some magentas that are, um, right up against some vibrant, bright greens and yellows, and it just makes every, the light, the light pops. So,
Speaker 1 (03:04):
Speaker 2 (03:04):
Her light is in, in the, uh, in the yellows and, and greens, or the, what I consider the light shining, and then the magentas are the shadows and recessions of the hills and mountains. And so, uh it's how, how are you using this color Noemie? What's your approach there?
Speaker 1 (03:24):
Well, I can tell you about specifically this painting. As the new year is coming, so 2022 is, is coming year. Um, I decided to use and be inspired with the new pantone color of the year, which is called Very Peri, and it's a purple. It's the ones like the midtones around somewhere in there.
Speaker 2 (03:43):
Okay. Yeah. So Very Peri.
Speaker 1 (03:46):
I already had, yeah, Very Peri. It's very cool, inspirational, transformation, creativity is kind of what I was going for. And I paired it with lots of greens and yellows and freshness to bring in the wellness. Um, cause I find a lot of times, well, not of times, every time for me, nature grounds and me makes me feel better. Um, it does something to my soul, and I always want try to portray that in my paintings.
Speaker 2 (04:13):
Speaker 1 (04:13):
So, that's one of the aspects of how I choose colors, but it could change. I mean, I try to be limitless and open minded, um, when it comes to colors. I'm playful with colors, although it's all very planned before I start painting.
Speaker 2 (04:29):
Planned and playful. I love that.
Speaker 1 (04:31):
I'm playful within my structure. I need
Speaker 2 (04:34):
Which is a great way to be
Speaker 1 (04:36):
Otherwise I'll never get anywhere. Um, um, yeah.
Speaker 2 (04:42):
That's wonderful. And so we see here, and we've heard a little bit about your painting, and how you approach the color. Can you give us a snapshot of Noemie? Who is Noemie? What is your life like as an artist there in Ottawa, Ontario?
Speaker 1 (04:56):
Oh yes. Okay. Well, first of all, I love my life. I love what it's become. Uh, it took... I'm, I'm 41 years old now, and I finally figured out what it is I truly wanna do in life, and I'm doing it. So, I'm really excited about it.
Speaker 2 (05:10):
Speaker 1 (05:10):
So, I'm somewhat fresh and new as a full-time artist. That's why I'm so excited about it. Um, so I work from home. I have a home studio, uh, maybe one day that'll change, but right now this is where it's perfect. I have a new puppy, so it's nice to be home. I am a single mom presently and, and I have two kids. So, they come in and out. It's nice to always be there and flexible and available for them. Um, and I just love it. What else about me? My background before being a full-time artist has always been graphic design. So, I had a.
Speaker 2 (05:44):
Hey, I've heard that from a lot of artists.
Speaker 1 (05:45):
A lot of artists.
Speaker 2 (05:47):
Yeah. It's, it's very interesting to me how photographers and graphic designers often segue in life towards painting?
Speaker 1 (05:57):
Yes. I'll tell you why.
Speaker 2 (05:57):
Okay. There's a theme. Okay, tell my why.
Speaker 1 (05:57):
I'll tell you my why. Cause it doesn't, it resonates for me. It doesn't mean it's everybody. Is, I actually went to an art school, an arts high school and, and did very well excelled in the fine arts. Um, not so good at anything else, but art was my subject. I knew I wanted to, but I didn't have the self worth. I didn't know. I just had that, that stigma of you have to be a struggling artist, and I had to pay rent. So, that was our option. So, I decided to find a career where I could be creative, 'cause I have to be creative. Otherwise I am full on depressed person. It's my way of living, expressing.
Speaker 2 (06:34):
Speaker 1 (06:36):
So, I went to grapic design - found a technical school -- and put my skills on the computer, uh, creatively and excelled in that career. It's a wonderful career, but after the kids, after they're little and, and they get a little bit older, independent, I was like, who is knowing me? Who am I? What is it that I truly want? And also the Covid thing, I think for a lot of people.
Speaker 2 (06:59):
Speaker 1 (07:00):
Get them to reflect in their life what's going on. Are they on the right path of, of themselves, or fully expressing themselves? Are they truly happy? Um, and then that's when I kind, I did my, my big step.
Speaker 2 (07:15):
Okay. So, your big step would've been, maybe last Spring, or two Springs ago, you said the COVID thing. So, I'm just relieving that on a timeline.
Speaker 1 (07:23):
Speaker 2 (07:24):
And so then with, yes. So, then with that reflection, you made a big, bold move into full-time artistry or how did that process work for you, Noemie?
Speaker 1 (07:36):
Yes and no.
Speaker 2 (07:37):
Speaker 1 (07:38):
Three years ago, pre Covid, I started taking classes, getting back into it, knowing that I need to get back into art, that I wanted to get back into art. But being a single mom, multiple jobs, there's just no time for it, but they're getting older. I took classes. This is where I could tell you if you have that inkling of wanting to be creative and express yourself, find an art class that you love, an artist that you like their style, and take that class, and see how that goes. Just to get you going, you'll feel better and potentially open up roads for you. Uh, took classes, you know, and like a little planting a seed, you know, I'd love to do art, not sure how yet I would do it as a career. Maybe I'll start slowly, but I just gotta get back into it, and get my skills up to par.
Speaker 1 (08:27):
So, I did that three years ago, started that and kept building up on it a year later. I said, okay, well next step. I need to create a website. I'm a graphic designer slash marketing person. So I, I know these steps get a website up, some social media accounts up. And then during Covid, uh, when was it? May 2020. Yeah. May, 2020, I actually lost my position, my full-time position. So, my full-time income -- gone. Um, I could have scrambled, oh, I gotta get another job, or just say, okay, this is, I want to do it. I was planning to do it maybe in a year from now. Something's nudging me hard, and this is the time. So, I took the leap, because I.
Speaker 2 (09:15):
Did you panic?
Speaker 1 (09:16):
Of course, I panicked.
Speaker 2 (09:16):
So, there was some panic involved there, but you took that leap and bravely stepped into the new Noemie L. Cote.
Speaker 1 (09:26):
Speaker 2 (09:27):
Which, I do want to just take a moment. And would you share with everyone your name their, their... We're gonna be able to find all the links to Noemie in the show notes, but pre-show Noemie and I had to talk about her name and how to find her because it's unique, and it is spelled uniquely. So, just give us that quick rundown of how we spell and say your name, Noemie.
Speaker 1 (09:47):
Mm-hmm. First, I'm French Canadian. So, I have French names, and this is where it's gets a little harder when it comes to writing it. My name is Noemie, and it's spelled N O E M I E.
Speaker 2 (09:59):
Speaker 1 (09:59):
'Cuz female names have a silent E at the end. So that's a little French homework. I mean.
Speaker 2 (10:05):
French lesson for me
Speaker 1 (10:07):
Lesson. There you go.
Speaker 2 (10:08):
Speaker 1 (10:10):
And the L is I have two last names. I have my mom's, and my dad's last name. So I tried to make it a little shorter. So L actually stands for Larochelle, which is a beautiful name. And then I have Cote, which is C O T E. So my domain and Instagram handles all that stuff. It's Noemie L. Cote.
Speaker 2 (10:27):
Everything's the same. Yes. And you can all find that in the show notes, whether on YouTube or listening on an audio app. And Noemie, earlier when you were talking a little bit about your process of, of being at an arts, did you say an arts high school that you had started at?
Speaker 1 (10:43):
Yes. That was fantastic arts high school.
Speaker 2 (10:44):
What really stood out to me was when you, uh, mentioned not having self worth and that, that piece would've had a ripple effect on all the, the steps you took in your life, or maybe how confidently you took those steps as a graphic designer and then into becoming a painter. Would you be willing to share a little bit more about what you learned in the area of self worth and being an artist?
Speaker 1 (11:13):
Absolutely. Um, I think we all, everyone, everyone gets bruises and bumps or... Throughout their lives. And it's usually when you're a kid or a teenager. Something someone says, that's not meant to you, you take it, and you observe it, and you see that way. And somehow it's like imprinted on you. And now everything you do, you kind of question yourself for whatever reason. Um, something happened to me when I was 13 that just destroyed my confidence. Totally destroyed it. And I became very, um, not in the right word, internal, but quiet. Uh everything's inside and wasn't expressing myself. So, that imprinted for, for many, many years. Um, coming outta high school, I knew I was like excelling in art. I knew I loved it, but didn't have the confidence. And it took years, like, seriously years to build up that confidence.
Speaker 1 (12:10):
Um, step by step, doing things a little bit boldy when you're a little scared, like, little interview. Like this is, you always get a little scared prior, but you do it, and you feel good and you build up those muscles, that momentum to be a bit more bolder and more, more braver towards what you want to do. So, it's nice to have kind of a vision of where you're going to, and taking the steps, which is really important. And personally I've taken, like, some self help kind of books, some guidance, some groups where it's kind of coaching, or one on one coaching, and like therapy, whatever it is that you need to get over those little hurdles. 'Cause it's all internalized things. But we all have it, and as an artist or, or entrepreneur in general, like you're starting a business, nothing is secure. There's no steady paycheck. There's, you know, it's just, you kind of pushing yourself forward in the world, uh, representing yourself and, and not sure how people are gonna take it. It's big. It's, it's bold. That's for sure. But if you can take little steps and keep moving towards it, you're gonna get bigger and braver as you go.
Speaker 2 (13:26):
So, what would you say to the artist who feels like self confidence is the number one thing, holding them back. Some artists might feel like their skills, hold them back and they need more classes in that area, where others might feel, you know, it's a different area, but if it's self confidence and self worth, what would you say to that artist?
Speaker 1 (13:49):
All right. It's all internal mind game. It's really what it is. It's a mind game. 'Cause our mind is just so powerful, and whatever someone says, something, you have those automatic voices. Oh, they're lying. They're not telling the truth. Like someone says to you, I love you. Like whatever, whatever someone says, you're pretty, oh, you're lying. You're just saying that's please me. How about you just take it for the word that they say. Remove all those internal chatter. Uh that's number... That's just a little trick I've been like reading and doing myself. So, self worth is all about your self Image. How do you see yourself? If you look in the mirror, how do you feel about the person you see in the mirror? When you think about yourself. And if it's negative, if you always, your mind is always pinpointing, oh yeah, this I'm lazy, or I'm fat or, I'm not good enough, then you gotta work on those and how to work on those. I'm not a specialist, but there's lots of ways around.
Speaker 2 (14:52):
There's lots of help out there.
Speaker 1 (14:54):
Yeah. There's lots of help out there, but it's to be kind to yourself mentally.
Speaker 2 (14:59):
And so, relating that right... And relating that into being an artist, I guess, that we could translate what you, the great advice that you just shared into, into art when someone compliments your art or um, you know, says to you, you're so talented, that we need to accept that as, as truth, and not be second guessing or, you know, pushing away, um, what is there to build us up as artists. And.
Speaker 1 (15:30):
Speaker 2 (15:31):
Uh, so in the area of art, I would say that that is so like such valuable advice to, to help, to build up our confidence as artists.
Speaker 1 (15:40):
And, and just it's art is objective. People will like it, people will be indifference, and people will, will hate it. It's, there's so many styles out there, and they're all beautiful to the right audience. So, as long as, you know, you build up your self worth, your self image, and you know that you're, it's, you enjoy doing it. You're, you're happy with it enough. Happy. I know we could be very tough on ourselves that you just, you will find you the right viewers, the right customers with time, and not to be bothered, just know that I don't like every style of art, some matter art I'm like, oh my God, I can't believe it.
Speaker 2 (16:20):
Yeah. We had an artist recently on the show. Oh yes. We had an art artist recently on the show who said, um, for her, a lot of freedom came from realizing that her art isn't for everyone.
Speaker 1 (16:31):
That's right. And that was very liberating to know. My art's not for everyone. And you don't have to create art for everyone.
Speaker 1 (16:39):
Absolutely. I love that because this way you can stay true to what you want to do, and not like, oh, but why don't you do it this way or, oh, it would be nice if you did that. Or can you do this for me? No, I do landscapes. Quiet for now. It's uh, that's what I'm focusing on. You can easily get swayed by everyone else. If you're not strong within what it is that you want to do.
Speaker 2 (17:00):
So, tell me more about the landscapes. Noemie. You clearly have a way with landscape, and the beauty, the light, the texture. You're how we, we describe you as having that painterly look. How did you come to fall in love with landscape? How did you learn it so well, can you tell us a little about that?
Speaker 1 (17:20):
Absolutely. Well, I just love nature. I love being outdoors, and it's funny. Okay. I'm I'm gonna be, I'm always trying to be transparent and authentic. It's such an important part of me. I paint a lot of landscapes, but I'm not the hiker. Like I'm not out there every weekend out in nature, hiking. But also it's a lifestyle that I have, single mom, kids, dog, da, da, da. Maybe one day. Um, I get inspired by nature because of what it does to me. It grounds me. I feel amazing. It gives me a bird's eye view of my whole existence, my whole life.
Speaker 2 (17:56):
Speaker 1 (17:56):
And not just the issue of today and tomorrow. And, it puts you in a different space, Um, for the subjects, meaning what I'm painting, I tend to go out. I do hike. I do go out in nature, but I take a lot of photos.
Speaker 1 (18:09):
I get inspired, and I can do a series of five different paintings from one day's going in nature, taking photos. Um, this one, um, it's a vineyard and it's, it's a farm that the person that I know that's purchased a farm. And they're creating this farm. So, now I'm part of, um, I'm an artist in residence for a year with them. So, they're, they're promoting and, and supporting me to create a body of work, uh, at their location. But it's so in inspiring, I love trees. I'm just still in love with pine trees.
Speaker 2 (18:41):
New Speaker (18:42):
I love them so much. I want to hug them all the time.
Speaker 2 (18:44):
I often say my, my whole life feels like I'm a tree. I, I really, really relate to trees.
Speaker 1 (18:51):
So, it's silly, but I love it.
Speaker 2 (18:53):
Speaker 1 (18:53):
I truly, I drive, and I see the trees. I'm like, I, they all have different personalities, and the way the branches are. I'm in love with trees.
Speaker 2 (18:59):
I know. I've also always said, I would love to hear the stories that trees tell because they, they have been here so long and they've known so many people to pass beneath them and gaze up at them that I've always wanted to just, you know, Hey tree, tell me a story. Tell me, tell me about the world.
Speaker 1 (19:20):
And the way that I,
Speaker 2 (19:22):
Anyway, continue you, you were, explaining landscape.
Speaker 1 (19:24):
Yeah. I give you my, my history... Of course. Um, the history of the style. And a funny thing is that when I went to the art school, uh, I don't like painting. I don't like painting at all. I kind of suck at it.
Speaker 2 (19:38):
Speaker 1 (19:39):
My standard. Didn't like painting. It was acrylic paint, and it's the style, I was, uh, really into ceramic sculptures, and I still am, but I'm not the point in my life that I am able to do. That's another phase as an artist, when I have a studio, I will be doing ceramic sculpture. Absolutely. For sure. I love playing with that. Um, but the three years ago, when I felt I need to do art, it was really practical. I was like, I need to do art. I can't go to studios and 'cause young ones, and what can I do in the house?
Speaker 1 (20:12):
I said, okay, I can paint. Okay. Well, keep my mind open. Just opening your mind is something I can talk to you about. Opening your mind. Opening to possibilities is huge. Um, I was following artists. I was looking at artists, local artists, and I just fell in love with a local artist, and he was teaching classes. I'm like, Hey, I'm gonna go take his class and see what's gonna come out of it. I'm gonna have fun. It's a weekend and get introduced to oil paint. I'm like, Hmm. That kind of fancy, oil paint. So I had never tried it. Uh, and damn. One weekend I had that technique down. Like I was, it was, I was in my element. Uh, of course, I doubted myself, but it turned out the painting turned out really good. And I was like, okay. I found a style that I, I resonate with. Uh, I fell in love with this work because it's very colorful, and bold, and simple, and not like detail. To me, it's like, ooh, I don't spend all the time on details. I just wanna be free to move with the paintbrush, um, and have a movement and color. I interact with color more than subject. Well, both but less the details. I don't need. I will fill in the details. My, I connect more with color and movement.
Speaker 2 (21:31):
Speaker 1 (21:32):
So, that's how I finally got to painting.
Speaker 2 (21:37):
Yes. Now I, I find a couple things that you just shared with us, so interesting. That at the beginning, when you did try painting, like initially way back, you didn't like it, and you said it didn't meet your standards. And I find that interesting because a lot of artists, when we first get going into something, trying a new medium, trying a new style, it doesn't meet our standards because we have such incredible vision and...
Speaker 1 (22:09):
Speaker 2 (22:10):
Perfection and expectation. Yes. That's the right word is expectation. And that holds us back sometimes from pushing through those skill barriers. You know, how, when you start something, there's just, we have this great vision and expectation, but then we have all the little steps of skill in order to reach where we wanna be. And so I find it interesting, uh, as, as you shared that story, um, that you, yeah, that at first you just didn't even meet your own standards, so you didn't pursue it. And then, yeah. So, so what helped you through that? Uh, and would you even consider, was that part of perfectionism or, uh, what helped you through falling in love with painting and, and being able to accept all the stages of learning?
Speaker 1 (22:59):
I think back in my art school or high school, it was, you kind of fall in love with what you're good at. The easiest way.
Speaker 2 (23:09):
Yes. Right. Don't we all. Yeah.
Speaker 1 (23:10):
Yes. The road of least resistance, and you're good at, and people are like, Ooh, wow. You feel good? And that's kind of how you continue. Um,
Speaker 2 (23:18):
Is that a good thing? I mean, the world kind of tells us to, I know, to do what we're good at.
Speaker 1 (23:23):
Is that not good? Yeah.
Speaker 2 (23:25):
Yeah. Well, that's something to ponder. We'll ponder that.
Speaker 1 (23:28):
Yeah. That's something to ponder about. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Speaker 2 (23:30):
Yeah. Because I've always found I'm stretched as a, as a person and an artist when I'm doing something I'm not good at, and I'm, um, putting myself in a place to get better. Yes. So, that's healthy. But then on the other side, when we have natural strengths and clear talent in an area, it's important to foster that because it it's natural and it comes naturally. So, maybe it's both.
Speaker 1 (23:51):
I think it's, for me, it has been both. Um, because if I didn't push myself to try to go paint again, when I had experience, that was not nothing special um, to try again, but this time in a totally new way, it was a different style. And it's the style that I liked. So, if I could follow his technique and get close to that, then it's a step. And you, again, you have to be, I mentioned it before you have to be kind to yourself, the way you talk to yourself in your mind. Say, it's okay. I'm just, this is the first time I try. It's. Okay. It's not the perfect and amazing. How amazing is that? I am actually painting, and I haven't the past 20 years, like, kind of compare that way, like see the progress that you're doing. And always be open because as an artists, you're creative, and there's so many different techniques and ways of seeing things and being open will bring you different insights. Possibilities.
Speaker 2 (24:58):
Yes. The possibilities. I, I love that part of being a creative person is just, as you mentioned earlier, being open to possibilities and open to how creativity leads and, and that it's the unknown. Like you took your leap, you took your big leap, uh, with a little panic, into the unknown of being a full-time artist. And here you are today. So what, um, Noemie, has been a big, highlight for you of your last couple years being a full-time artist. I'm sure it's been such an adventure. What has been one of your biggest highlights to date? I surprised you with this question.
Speaker 1 (25:42):
Oh, it's a great question. 'Cause I have a few, I'm like, what's the biggest one. I, uh, I think it's, it's um, being aligned with who I am and what I truly wanna do, and doing it, being able to do it. Right? 'Cause I knew that's what always, always knew art was my way, but never took the step. So, really I'm doing it. Like how amazing is that? Like?
Speaker 2 (26:06):
Speaker 1 (26:07):
So, amazing. I could cry. Like...
Speaker 2 (26:08):
Speaker 1 (26:09):
That's beautiful. I love what you just said. I always knew art was my way, but I never took the step. Yeah. Because it's pretty scary. Financially.
Speaker 2 (26:18):
Speaker 1 (26:18):
Right? The sole income? Of kids and all, I was like, ermm,
Speaker 2 (26:24):
Yes. Now, when you were sharing your story, I also was fascinated by the fact that you picked oil as your medium in a home studio, because it takes a long time to dry. Can you tell us about the practicality of having oil in your home?
Speaker 1 (26:40):
Why does it have to be so long?
Speaker 2 (26:43):
I know. And, and then the drying process, you probably need to find places to hang while it's drying. And, uh, tell us just about how practical that is and how, how do you have any secrets for how you, you do that?
Speaker 1 (26:58):
Of course. The drying is not practical, but I get to enjoy the art for awhile. You know, I have the customers where they purchase art. They're like, oh, I'm so sorry. I'm taking your baby away. I'm like, no, I've had it for like a few months. I'm all good now. You can have the baby. I've, I've set my peace with it. You can have it. Um, what I've done. So, a little trick I'll show you, do you see up here is like a silver line kind of going up.
Speaker 2 (27:24):
Speaker 1 (27:25):
And that's a track system, and there's little wires that you can move around. And I did the whole length of my, my living room. So, I have a whole bunch of little wires I can move, and I could put as many as I want. Therefore, I'm not making holes in my walls. That's very, very useful.
Speaker 2 (27:40):
That's very smart.
Speaker 1 (27:41):
It's very pretty and clean for a home studio. Like, I don't have paint on the walls. I paint on easel. Then once it's dry, dry to the touch, so give it five days or so, I can put it on the wall, uh, and then let it dry for the months, whatever it needs to tick.
Speaker 2 (27:57):
Do you have multiple easels that you'll start on another painting in those five days while you're waiting for one to tack up?
Speaker 1 (28:04):
Yes, I have three. Okay, so you can, I mean, if they're smaller, they're wet, I can still hang them, but it's big large ones and might touch your shirt or whatever. Um, yeah, I have multiple easels. That's a nice trick.
Speaker 2 (28:15):
Mm-hmm, wonderful. And so is there anything else burning on your heart or mind today, Noemie, that you would want to share with the listeners and watchers of the Bold Artist podcast? Any, anything that you just have been wanting to speak to other artists?
Speaker 1 (28:35):
Hmm, let me think. Can we ponder, um. Do what inspires you. Take the time to be by yourself in the morning or somewhere, or go to nature, walk. I's the best place to do it. And really what is it that you want in your life? If you could open the possibilities. Money's not an issue. Nothing is an issue. Don't block anything. What, how would you design your life? And then take some towards it. Like nothing's gonna happen. If you take a step, you need a vision, and you take steps, and it could be little steps, little steps. And it might take a while. Like I take some group coaching classes and personal coaching classes, some marketing classes, some art classes, but it all, you feel good that you you're have a purpose, and you're walking towards it. Right?
Speaker 2 (29:26):
Speaker 1 (29:30):
Those bold little steps sometimes.
Speaker 2 (29:31):
What very wise advice. Thank you so much for being here on the show, sharing your story, your journey into becoming a full-time artist. We admire your landscape art, Noemie, and, uh, wish you all the best in going forward in your world of possibilities.
Speaker 1 (29:51):
That's right. Absolutely.
Speaker 2 (29:53):
Yes. I love that you opened our mind up to possibilities today and just gave us some really good reminders. Yes.
Speaker 1 (30:00):
Fantastic. It was my pleasure. So, love you chatting with you.
Speaker 2 (30:05):
Well, thank you for being on the Bold Artist podcast, and thank you everyone for tuning in. Noemie and I hope that you keep creating until next time. Bye for now, everyone.