Ten Long Years In The Making
I started selling paintings, ten long years ago. My first sale was a set of three watercolor nudes on 8" by 10" canvas panel that went all the way to Los Angeles, CA. I have no idea where they relaly ended up, but I always remembered that first sale. At that point in my career I thought it was a fluke. haha.
I was always very serious about being an artist, but not always very good. I didn't always know what I was doing. (I still don't always know exactly what I'm doing.) I would get burnt out easily and give up for years at a time. Furies Magazine was a way for me to stay in the loop, but keep the focus off of my own work. Eventually, though, I had to jump back in.
Feeling major burn-out is a reoccuring thing as an artist. And I was on the verge of quitting once again when something amazing happened. A post on instagram three years ago got my art on the walls of a shop on the infamous Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles and built a friendship with the owner of that shop who I now feel like I have known forever.
Flash forward to a month ago, I finally made it out to Los Angeles to meet Natasha at New Profanity and see the store in person! I wouldn't have made it without my friend Crystal; it was her idea. I'm so happy to have gone. It might not seem like a big deal to most, but I grew up in a very small town (population: 8,386) in southern Missouri. And now that I've done this I can make bigger goals!
I want to take a minute to thank all of the people who have been there from the beginning. I'm not going to name names, but you know who you are. And thank you to everyone who has shared, visited, or bought my work. I wouldn't have made it to Los Angeles without you. So... for you entertainment I have included a picture compilation gif of my travels and a New Profaity gif for extra fun.
I'm truly grateful for this adventure and I can't wait for the next one!