Do you ever find yourself questioning your purpose in life and wondering the 'what if'. I have done that quite often in the past. Losing sight or giving up on my personal goals and dreams when it got difficult or 'life' kept getting in the way.
I have set aside a lot of emotions and hurts that,I believe, were holding me back. Sometimes, it was easier to give in and then make excuses. Well, no more!
My intuition, which I had also started to doubt, is telling me I am definitely meant to pursue my photography. I intend to do just that! I realize that friends and family see you in a way that comes from my own past behaviours. I understand that completely, however, I am appreciative of the friends and family that have become my cheerleaders. I started and failed at a number of things in my life and know I need to prove to them how serious this is for me. I will NOT give up! Although, I am not trained in all the technical aspects of photography, I am good at it and will continue to get better.
Getting recognition and people to pay for your work takes time. Photography, painting, sculpture, etc. are things people don't need and use discretion when spending their hard earned money on such things. Having said that, there are a LOT of people in this world who do have the money to purchase things that speak to their hearts. Yes, I said world. With the onset of the internet, Facebook and the like, the world really is an artists' marketplace.
I am almost 64 years old and before I die, will be successful at something. Photography is my 'something'!
The year has started off well. I have already been in a recognized show and sold one piece. I've have two custom ordered large canvases sold. I have framed photography and two canvases in a local restaurant. I'm in another show in two weeks AND have a 'One woman show' coming for April, May and June in a library. All of this continues to encourage me and keep me on my path to success. I am posting photos of the two custom canvases
ordered and sold(both were of sunsets) AND a few pictures of some of my pieces in the local restaurant.
In total, there are twelve matted and framed pieces and two canvas works at the restaurant.
Above all else, I am doing this for me. I can and will do better!