Here's my latest painting, "Exuberance". I'm happy with it for many reasons.
1. it has meaning to me 2. it's vibrant and different 3. it's working
But just as this was a success my other painting was not. I started a cupcake painting
upset I was close to tears. Here I had done well with a painting and yet I was
punishing myself for what I didn't do. I was mad that my cupcake painting didn't go as well, and I
Last year at this time I had just moved into my studio and I was overwhelmed at the talent around me. The artists in the arsenal are all amazing, most of them are full time artists with shows in galleries, selling their work. I felt
like I was in kindergarten and not even worthy of
being in the same playground. But I didn't let it scare me off. Now here it is almost a year later and I have a store and studio, I am trying to paint as much as possible to show for open studios. It's been a big step and I'm already further than I would have believed possible last april. So all this tells me is all I need to do is show up, do what I can and eventually it's going to keep leading me where I need to go. If I think of a year from now I can't imagine where I'll be. I want to be selling my art, making the store beautiful and making enough money to pay for it all and to be paid a 'salary' too. It's a tall order I know but as a customer today told me "first you have to conceive it then you can achieve it." I won't let my critic tell me my art isn't good enough to sell (it does), my shop is silly (it does this too) and I am just a wannabe (yep it even says this). I will prove it wrong and keep perservering. I mean what the heck else am I gonna do, quit? No way. I have quit so many jobs because they didn't challenge me (this always does), the boss sucks (I can't say she's always great but hey, I'm stuck with her) and the pay isn't worth it (I'm paid in many ways not always with $). So I know I have found the right venue. Tomorrow is a new day and a fresh start on a clean canvas. I can hardly wait..............