They will come. And come they did! All emerging artists dream of that moment when they finally see their name on a gallery wall and a little red dot next to their work of art. And there I was floating above the crowds watching the surreal evening unfold. Was this really me? Were so many good friends and family members driving from near and far just to share in this moment with me? Did I actually have collectors and gallery owners come to see what the fuss was about? Yes, I put my whole heart into creating the art, making the right connections, and then following through to see that this first show was a great beginning.
Yes, I built it. But you came. And you have supported me in so many ways. You were there from the early beginning when I put away my crafts and pulled out the paint. You were cheering me on with every new post to the world wide web. You told me to put away the how-to books, shut off the internet, stop concerning myself with what others are doing and just make more art. You believed in me and asked me what I was waiting for. You inspired me to just to keep going. And then you showed up for the big day, either in person or in spirit; I know you are all by my side. I am grateful for a life spent making meaningful connections with people who matter. I am grateful for you.
Every week is the best week ever, but this week is especially wonderful. Thank you for being a part of my journey. Thank you for being a part of my life. Now I have to ask you:
What are you waiting for?
What will you build?
And how can I support you in following your dreams?
Just take the first step, I’m right here with you….