Just checking in.. I have this fine print listed in my shop and you can go check it out and 28 other pieces of my art here.
I’m in the process of trying to enter my first art center gallery show and I feel like I’m running head first into a brick wall. I know, I know that’s dramatic.. I’m feeling quite dramatic today.. I’m used to making my art for a small group. And hopefully a few people more.. hence the etsy shop.. Today I even met a milestone, to get most of my prints into the shop, and I’m feeling good about it. Now I’m faced with my next challenge and which is to get my stuff noticed in a juried show where I know no one. It is a big step. The show is Fall themed and I have two projects in mind but I have to get them out of my head and down on canvas in a little over two weeks. Isn’t it funny that when you are given a deadline, things become more difficult.. I usually could get two painting done in about that time but now that I have a date, I’m freaking out that I will fail. Uhggg.. my head is a ridiculous place to live sometimes. Plus there is the whole putting yourself out there thing. I could maybe not even get in or I could get in and no one like it.. or I could get in and be asking too much for my painting, or not enough and look like an amateur, which I really am, but how do you become a professional without trying. Uhhhggg!!! Ok, so really I’m just complaining about the next natural step in being an artist.. and I’m stalling because if I don’t get off the computer, it isn’t going to get done at all and then what?! LOL… wish me luck… well luck at finishing AND luck at getting in :-).. I’ll go put on the Happy song and paint.. or.. call my sister, vacuum the living room, wash the dog, Facebook….. HA!