My sister, Tracy, said she loved it, so I sent it to her for her birthday. I have never given away or sold an original, but it was Tracy, so I didn't give it a second thought.
|She had it beautifully framed!|
|Fourth Painting in the International Girlz Collection|
Check out the whole collection at: www.etsy.com/shop/yayascrapandprint
Next, I have recently signed up for a card swap hosted by Tracy Weinzapfel, a wonderfully sweet artist from California. I have never participated in anything like this before and believe me, I thought about the commitment and my level of artistry for a long time before agreeing. After I committed, I tried hard to think of what I could create that other artists would want to have and what would be considered worthy for this group. I was lost... that little negativity angel was trying to convince me that I was not up to this at all.
I realized that it was just me all along, sabotaging myself. I was trying to think of what to paint instead of just knowing that I should paint what I do best.
I haven't even been given the details of this card swap yet and in 3 days I have created 12 cards! Ha! Whether I can use them or not, this has been so much fun that all I can think about is making more. I'll post pics when the swap is over, so come back at the end of April to see some of them :)
And lastly, the other day I was asked if I would consider painting a commissioned piece!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow... Now is the time for my word "Courage" to kick in. I, of course said I would think about it, then, when I was alone, I screamed inside.
The very next time I was online, I saw that Tracy had painted in her journal and the quote said, "Someday you Will." I felt at that moment that "I DID."
I have always understood that an artist's work is subjective, but this validates that my insecurities need to flee. I need to call on that courageous girl inside and get her to come forward. She walks so slowly sometimes that I just wanna smack her! :)
Have an awesome day everyone!!!