In an attempt to be more successful with my creative life I'm looking at some of the local festivals and markets to vend and be seen. Being that it's getting late in the year, the market and festival season is also coming to an end. It seems more logical to get ready for next spring, rather than shuffling around trying to get in the door before it's closed.
I'm trying to maintain an upward swing when I encounter people that are snobby towards the new girl on the block. One of the things that makes arting a real path for me is that I am an introvert with no desire to compete with others. When I encounter folks that are in this mode it only saddens me. I'm in it for the art -- for the love of doing what brings me a sense of fulfillment. At first I thought it odd, then it happened again, and yet again. I'm pondering the reasons why. Am I too supportive and friendly towards other's ventures and work. Do I say "I love this piece" too much [?] What have I done to reap this ill wind from other artists that I look up to...
I was not going to blog about this, yet, I feel I must say something. I'm mostly self taught. I do not go to all the gatherings to learn as I am simply not that comfortable around groups of people I do not know. I work things out on my own. Trial n' error. I'm struggling with myself over this. There is room for everyone to create. The real beauty of made by hand is that every hand is different. We all have a story that is unique.
I guess it's just the way people flock. Pecking order. I prefer the outskirts. I think I'll stay in the yonder, but I won't stop arting!
Remember to be true to yourself.
Live your life and love your way,