This past Sunday I participated in The Holiday Hunt...a hand-made art festival held in my hometown. I had been wanting to do this show for the past 2 years but chickened out everytime. But this year was different.
I did it!!
Girls, can I tell you how scared I was. Oh my goodness...the entire time I was setting up I just wanted to run!
As the other artists put the finishing touches on their booths all I could think about was how I didn't belong there. Afterall...me?? An artist??!?!
There was my Soul, laid out on the table for all the world to see.
My sweet girl, Em helped me put everything just so and added a bit of Christmas sparkle to my work.
I really loved how it turned out!!
Before the show opened the vendors were encouraged to visit one another's booths and shop...there were sooo many talented artisans from all over the Northwest Missouri and Southwest Iowa area.
When I got back to my booth a sweet lady was looking at my things. Imagine my surprise when she picked up one of my pieces and said she'd take it!! The show hadn't even started yet!!! I was on cloud nine:)
All art requires courage. ~Anne Tucker
The rest of the day was amazing!! I ended up selling over half of what I brought and made $150.00!!! It was my biggest show to date and inspired me to keep on living my dream. I also met sooo many people including three women with BIG DREAMS like mine!! I shared my vision of an art retreat with them and they were almost excited as me. And I was invited to participate in three shows and teach two classes!! It was an AMAZING day!!!
“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”
― Jim Morrison
One more thing....
I am so grateful for each of you!!!