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 artists...to 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.

1 comment:

paulanm said...

congratulations !!!!!!!!