26 June 2018 I have been busy updating my website and artist material. Not that they needed to be updated but I am looking to redouble my efforts to pursue galleries, museums and artist opportunities. These are the tasks that take place behind the scenes. Just as it never occurred to me that being a working artist also meant handling shipping, it never occurred to me that this meant writing letters for submissions, looking for artist opportunities and even planning strategically where to apply and what pieces to submit.
I have done Art Expo for five years now and I am thinking that I need to expand. I am not sure that I will be labeled and “Art Expo” artist if I don’t expand my exposure but in growing my artist career, it is clear that I have outgrown showing in libraries and restaurants. This does show growth but it is still all too easy to get frustrated with the slow pace of opportunities and especially with rejection letters.
Never-the-less, I still have the courage of my convictions. I stand by my creations and after 15 years I am proud of what I have created (mostly) and what I have accomplished. The path is still not clear but I am grateful for the advice and help I have received from Marie, David, Kathy Chris and Almitra.