Saturday, November 22, 2008

She's finished

My space

This is a shot of where my work will go in Ten Women Venice Gallery. My obstacle is the glass tiles as I can't hang anything on them and I have a small triangular corner on the left where I'm going to have to be creative. The shelf unit will be gone so I will have a blank, flat area to work with. Because I didn't feel good all week, it's hard to pull my brain together and get creative with it so I'm leaving it until tomorrow when I don't have so much catching up to do.

I have so much to do to get prepared, do my calligraphy work, finish up last minute paintings, deal with life as it is right now (my son being with me) and packing because my honey is moving in next week and I'm making room for him.
It's hard to keep all the balls in the air. I'm trying to have the attitude "it will all get done when it gets done" and just prioritize. It's difficult to make decisions when I have a full plate...boy, am I repeating myself or what? Okay, fresh start...........tomorrow.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I'm In

This week I had my second interview with Ten Women, a gallery that I've been pining over to be part of for several years. I got the news that I'M IN.....yeeeeeeay!
I'm very excited and honored to be part of this group of women have the opportunity to display my work for sale and to know that I am recognized as a worthy artist. This is a beginning for me, an opportunity to expose my work to viewers and receive reaction by sales and feedback.

I'm also feeling vulnerable and frightened to think that no one likes my work and won't buy it. How do they do it I ask of these other artists? I see them leaving themselves exposed and vulnerable and faced with rejection which is inevitable. Not everyone can be enamored with my art....
My work is my soul and if you don't like it you don't like me and who I truly am. I am needing to grow right now into a person that knows that whoever experiences my art and relates to it, (which is not everyone) will benefit by my efforts of expression. This seems to be a natural progression of every artist but.............I'm not every artist, hello? It's me, remember? I'm sweet and innocent and an artist that really needs to express herself, yadda, yadda, yadda. Oh well, I guess not. Okay, I will put myself and my work out there for what appeals to those who relate to me...on and on and on.....
I am truly over analyzing this. I will admit that I am feeling vulnerable and recognize that this is not a positive reaction to start a new adventure and just chalk it up to being naive. Wellllllll, be careful what you ask for. I'm considering what I asked for. This is it. A Start. This is it. A Start. This is it.......
Be grateful is all that I can think of and do it. No, I don't want to.... Be grateful is all that I will do and do it....I will do it....on and on.......

I am in and I am doing it. A BIG step, on my God!

I'll meet up with you at the end. Wish me luck! I'm doing it. Holy S__t! Aaaahhhhhh! I'm doing it. OK.