oh and come to these shows too....please!!!!!!
I have never been afraid of change in life, but I am terrified for whatever reason of taking risks on my passions, art, music, etc...
But when I set my 5 year goal, just over a year or so ago, I knew that by year two, I was going to have to start being "seen", if you will.
Now, I'm terrified of social situations, to begin with, let alone situations that involve talking about me, with any seriousness. But I had a young lady, who is younger than me by a number of years, is much smarter, and much further along in her goals than I am, she said, after she bought some of my art, that I need to be seen in Galleries.
The voice that talks in my head, often says that. My work can't possibly be good enough for someone at a gallery to take me seriously...and I had every argument under the sun for NOT sending my stuff to galleries. But in the pit of my stomach, I KNEW she was right. People have to see you IN the art world, to be accepted and noticed and make a living in the art world.
So, with the help and encouragement of a couple of special people, I took my first tentative step with Hot Art Wet City and the John Hughes show...never for a second believing I had any chance at all, but lo and behold, Chris makes my freakin' life and says "Yes" and accepted my piece!
WHAT THE FREAKIN HELL!!!?
Okay, and as dorky as it may be, I was FREAKIN' STOKED!!! Life moment made! And I told him so too! ( I really AM that dorky!)
So, now that I dipped my foot into this fray, I have to try again. And Unity Tattoo is having a show called Brutes, Bots and Babes! So I busted my ass, and came up with another piece and BOOM (yeah I just did that!), I got into that too!
So, I'm on holidays and after a Clean bill of Health from my holidays and after these highs from the shows, I balls out and approach Ayden Gallery for their annual Robots and Monsters show, asking if they'd be interested in all those baby monsters....AND THEY FREAKIN' SAID YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And once again, I submitted to HAWC for their upcoming Boobies and Wieners show, and GOT THAT TOO!
So,....scared to death I may have been, humbled I most certainly am, but I totally now believe that if you try, you CAN. Think of the little train,...nope....can't go that dorky...but...
it's true, reach for them my friends. Those dreams are attainable and when you DO reach them, and you will if you try....it's truly the most unbelievable feeling!
Stay Inspired my Friends