Let’s Do That Again!
WOW, I’m hooked – my first art show was amazing! Did I sell all of my paintings? Mmmmm, no. Did I make enough money for a trip to New Zealand? Nope. Am I now an in-demand artist with more commissions than I can manage? Hardly!
What I DID earn was a deeper understanding of how art can touch the inner core of people. It seems to bring a deep-down longing to the surface that when gently noticed, can facilitate a reassuring human connection.
When I heard “they are so relaxing”, I rejoiced because this world is anything but. It’s astounding to me that my work could bring up that response while standing in a small public tent with strangers at an art fair. I am grateful and humbled by the ability to do so.
To the lovely woman who had to retire early from her beloved career due to multiple strokes – I loved visiting with you, keep on reaching for that fulfilling way to help others! I know you’ll find it.
To the kind woman who connected with my favorite painting enough to take home to live with her – THANK YOU for your understanding when I bagged it for you with tears in my eyes. Your hugs spoke appreciation for the heart and soul poured into that creation. I know it has a wonderful home and I am now empowered to do it again.
To the many people who walked out of my booth sighing “YOU are so talented!” – fight for that spark inside of you that longs to express and create! I know it’s there, don’t give up looking until you find it. Just know it won’t look like anyone else’s spark and that is a Good Thing.
I used to BE one of those people who thought the artists sitting in their booths were “so lucky”. For many years I had office jobs and crammed creative things into the hungry spaces when I had time. But I mostly feasted on other’s creative outpourings and sighed too…
Thankfully, that is no longer my story and I have my supportive husband to thank for that. I do believe, though, that everyone has a creative “something” just waiting to be released. Please, please please don’t ignore or discount it!
This world needs your creative cooking, crafting, computer skills, networking, problem solving, gardening – the list literally goes on forever. Let’s encourage each other in living with passion and purpose. Are you with me?
Congratulations on selling a piece of your beautiful art. Nice to hear about the connection you made with people and that you are looking forward to your next show!
Thank you, Carmel! It was wonderful, and I’m so fortunate to have my supportive family cheering me on to the next show! 🙂