Stepping into the art scene has been an experience and I have learned a lot. Sometimes I think I should be further ahead than where I am now but I have to remind myself that it’s only been a year.
I still face a lot of the same issues such as:
- Time management
- Finding other venues to sell my work besides fairs and markets
- Dealing with insecurities and fear of rejection
- Learning how to effectively use social media for marketing purposes
On a more positive note I have no regrets. I will not have to ask myself the question, “What if?” Even if I fail, I will have won anyway because I tried.
One thing that also struck me was that you never know who’s watching you. I was surprised when a very good friend of mine told me that I inspired her. She admired that I was so determined to pursue my art in spite of my having a full-time job. Even as you go through trials your struggle can be a blessing to someone else. That was part of the reason why my friend, who is a very talented and creative person herself, started to apply to art schools.
Finally, it’s just nice to make art, period. We are creative beings and we need to nurture that side of us. It’s quite rewarding to be able to create something from start to finish. When it’s all done you can point to yourself and proudly say, ” I did that!”
Soooo with all that said, Happy Birthday Drawing Out Loud! Muuuaaahhh!! Looking forward to many more birthdays to come!