That day I drove to Raleigh

June 01, 2017

That day I drove to Raleigh

May 10th was a good day! 

I had the most amazing day.  Seeing another dream come to fruition.  Many steps brought me to this pinnacle....hard hard hard work.... ignored texts from understanding friends.... unanswered emails....no clean laundry..... no favors.... no shortcuts... no handouts.  Do the time, put in the hours.... give it your everything.... paint like no one will ever see it..... uninhibited, open and free.... paint out your laughter, tears, anger....purge your soul.  Paint like you don't care if it's good, bad or just stank! Just paint....and with no agenda....Yes! PAINT WITH NO AGENDA....except to ease your personal chaos.  Like the saying goes...."dance like no one's watching" replace that with "Paint like no one's buying!"  I think the moment I started doing this.... was the moment I figured it out. Clients long for the feels.... they want to be stirred without it being forced upon them.  They want the freedom to look at art and feel what they want..... not have it forced on them.  It's all very delicate.... but the instant I stopped caring what others might think,  and let my ROSE FREAK FLAG FLY.... was the moment I started creating free feeling,  flowing art..... sellable and gallery worthy art.  Today, I delivered 11 pieces to my very first gallery.  Like, a real gallery.  A stunning gallery. With real owners and curators asking sincere questions, "Where does your inspiration come from? What's your process?"  I'm pretty sure I muttered back, "Are you sure I'm supposed to be here? Am I being linked?"   But, Yes.  Yes I was supposed to be there! 

Thank you artsource for this dream coming true.  What a beautiful group of women who have my artistic back!