Monday, April 4, 2011

plans and progress

Last week was a very busy week for me. I had the great fortune to meet Susan Effenberger a talented artist who juggles a day job creating graphics for a local TV station and creating wonderful work that she sells on Etsy under the name Lemon Bird Studio. I also met with Cory Huff who has a great site for artists called the Abundant Artist.

What I got from these two meetings was the reminder that A) I am not alone in my quest, and B) there are a lot of resources for us if we just go looking. Susan reminded me that whatever angst I feel about trudging the artist's life, there is someone else out there who is or has felt the same way. Cory helped me get energized to keep digging, keep looking for answers, and above all else, not give up. Granted it is never easy, and nothing worth achieving is ever going to be easy (or everyone would do it as they say). But at least I have life that I can look back on and know that I really did try to make my life my own.

To top off my week of good findings, I got an email from Robert Kaufman fabrics saying that my wine fabric is selling well. That may be the highest compliment I have had the pleasure of receiving. So here I am on a rainy Monday, and rather then be disappointed that I have such a long way to go on my journey, I am excited to say that I am looking forward to tomorrow, whether it rains or not. I have plans to make, progress to show, and people to meet.