As I grew up the world taught me that "Artist" wasn't a "Real Job"... and I was blessed to go to school and work in the art based field of Interior Design. That should and it did make make happy, for the most part.
It's funny, I teach students everyday to embrace their artistic selves, I spent the last year or so mentoring Brittany on choosing a life path with passion and to go for the "Brass Ring", not to settle, but I wasn't exactly walking that path either.
For the last few years whispers have be in the back of my mind. "If only I could just make art for a living" "If only I could figure out how to sell a painting with out feeling like I had to apologize for that" " If only I could be a real working artist". Outwardly I would tell others to embrace their dreams and to "Fake It Till You Make It!!" and that you just had to DO it, not just wonder....
but inside, I was a coward. Terrified of rejection, terrified of being called silly or frivolous, TERRIFIED of FAILING!!!!!!
Even now I am writing all of this so I can put off what I am announcing for just a little bit longer.
Introducing my first ever ART SHOW!
Please come join me and support this amazing group of artists, and drink some wine!!!, oh and eat some cheese?