I was driving to the city yesterday, past snow-clad fields, and I noticed a farm dog running like his tail was on fire. I thought to myself, "I wonder if he's...he is! " He was facing down a coyote intruding in his domain, and then I noticed that it was two coyotes.
"...courage is essential to the artist." Henri Matisse
I regarded that as an amazing display of courage by that dog. A pair of coyotes can easily defeat even a full grown deer, and the matter was simply that the dog had his range to defend and nothing was going to keep him from doing that!
The antipathy between farm dogs and coyotes is well known, and as a matter of fact the dog's behavior was common to his breed.
What characteristics are common to your own breed? The artist is known for artistic integrity, and presenting an abundance of that is having courage.
For a review of these traits, see the following posts: Artistic Integrity and Artistic Courage - Get It!
Have you defended your artistic space lately?