The reason I haven't been on much is not only because I was ill but even when I got better I was doing so much important art. I am actually reaching some of my goals. Did two art shows last week, sold a few little pieces and four painted rocks. I should be thrilled and I am, but it also feels just a little sad nothing major sold. I need to trust in time and my hard work. I will be loading my artwork on to ETSY soon as well. Today I finally was able to order some Moo business cards and since those won't be here in time for the fund raiser I also went to FED EX and quickly made 100 temporary business cards. Just in case people like my painting so much at the fund raiser they want to see or buy more. These probably seem like baby steps to most of you but to me they are huge steps.
I was also interviewed for the local public TV here at the last show I did and I was so nervous maybe I sounded redonkulous, but it's still a thrill to be doing these things.I turned 50 this year and my art is still developing for the good which is exciting, we are never too old to stop growing! I have taken three art classes online, Flora Bowley's, Angels in My Studio(both excellent), and now Rachelle Panagarry's class- which I haven't even had time to view yet but I will be since Rachelle allows a lot of leeway!
Sometimes in the past I not only admired successful artists but also felt a bit jealous of them, shame on me right. Well they did all these things I am starting to work on now because they faced their fears and went out and tried and dealt with rejection as all artists must. It's so hard, listening to the voices that say: "quit you can't do it not trying is better then failing." That's all a lie, not trying is worse then failing and I believe if we keep working and trying eventually we will succeed, I will succeed. God willing!!!!!
Oh I also had an iron infusion today and am dealing with hot flashes like crazy. It's always something physically with us humans.
So I just wanted to share this part of my journey with my closest online friends and say thanks to all of you who have shown me love and support over the years. Seriously without ya all's support over the years I would not have kept keeping on, so thanks! Thank you to my family as well,mom and dad showing up at my show meant the world to me, my Brother In Law always following my art on FB, and now my brother too, I even heard from my uncle Art way down in Texas, My sister in law always says sweet encouraging words about my artwork as does my niece, and of coarse my children. My sister Kathi, is busy but whenever we talk she always makes me feel validated and important, I think she's my inspiration and I am hers.Ron my husband although not always understand art is always willing to carry canvases and let me buy supplies! All these things big and small mean so much to a artist like me! Recently Granite Pathways and a gal named Anna Rice who is the executive director there, she's like my mom a saint! She's been supportive of me and is helping to open doors I thought would never open.Mike and all the gang at Granite Pathways always there to carry my canvases and say words of encouragement, like Diane who let put put extra pieces in last weeks show, and Euretta who sat with me and brought me refreshments and smiles. Thank so much everyone, Sanna