Melissa Eddings Mancuso, art professor, painter (Momentum System)

It was just this constant cycle of I’ve got time, oh my gosh, what do I do? Then the time is up, and what’s wrong with me, why can’t I do this? Over and over again. I started to question: How is that other people seem to be producing and creating and publishing and getting their work out there? And there’s that small voice that starts to go, Maybe you’re not good enough. Maybe this is just a hobby.

You just feel defeated.

I’ve dabbled in other workshops that were supposed to help with productivity, and often I felt like I didn’t belong. They didn’t really get my situation, it’s not as if I’m a CEO, or I’m managing people. I’m just trying to manage me.

So I came to the workshop out of just sheer relief. Phew! Someone gets me.

The CFW is time and money so well spent. It’s such an investment in you and your work. And creative people, and I think our culture, doesn’t value that. We need to step up and value that ourselves in order to get where we need to be.​