Meet artist Chantal Psota Ball, and learn about the inspiration behind the pieces she’s submitted!
What is the inspiration behind the pieces of art you’ve submitted?
Do not worry there is no hurry
When I was a little girl I would stress out at night laying in bed, whether or not I completed all my homework. My mom always told me to stop worrying because there was nothing I could do about it at that moment. I think it translates to my life still. So often I find myself stressed out, rushing around to finish up a task when it really could wait. So I need to keep telling myself this to calm down and finish when I finish without creating arbitrary deadlines in my head. You are doing great. Just keep going!
Practice and Patience
I heard this on a podcast after the question was asked How to be successful. And the response from the guest was to keep practicing and having patience. I think patience is often so overlooked because we feel that these people are just overnight blowing up and being successful. But it’s really not true at all. In the background, they have been practicing for years and have had the patience to stick it out and keep with it. So just keep going, you are on the right track.
Who cares what people think
I find myself questioning my actions and decisions based on societal expectations or my environment. So this is a reminder I need constantly. Don’t worry about other people. Just keep doing your thing. Be proud of your path and embrace your differences. You are you for a reason and you need to make your voice heard, so don’t care what people think and be unapologetically you.
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about spreading positivity and encouraging people to keep going. I love seeing positive influences in the world and am always excited to be a part of such organizations. I especially want young girls to know that whatever they set in their heads they can achieve if they keep with it.
What’s one message you think the world needs to hear right now?
Keep pushing and spread positive vibes. It’s so easy to be separated by differing opinions but don’t give in to that false sense of belonging. We win when we can agree to disagree and live with love and respect for one another. Let’s support each other in our efforts instead of trying to bring each other, or ourselves, down.
Stay in touch with Chantal on Instagram (@psotaball)!