I told you that's what it was all about. Now, let me explain. I decided to start a weekly giveaway. Not, to attract more blog readers, not to get more customers (although those things would be really nice) but because I need your positive thoughts.
I decided this was my year. I decided that 2010 was going to be the year that I fulfilled those dreams that I've had since I was a little girl. Those dreams were to show and sell my work in some major galleries around the world. But, as I got older...that dream started to fade... mostly because of my own self doubt. There was even a time that I owned a gallery in Atlanta but did not show my work because I didn't think it was good enough. I started self representing my art online through my website, eBay and later Etsy. Although starting out like this... seemed like a very wise business decision...I knew deep inside that it was a good way to avoid rejection from the galleries. I did this for more than a decade, and while it was very impressive to most people and even myself...the little girl knew deep down inside that I wasn't following the quite the right path that I had slated for myself years ago.
I've been talking with those close to me about this since my first trip to Art Basel Miami in 2008. I've shown my work to a couple of galleries, only to be told that they liked it but it wasn't edgy enough, or needed more substance. But, I'm not getting disheartened. I'm working very hard to paint some new work that is beautiful, unique and different...but at the same time being true to myself and my loyal followers.
The other night, Danny asked me how I planned to achieve this goal. He wanted to hear the business side of my plan. How would I achieve this...what were the steps? I told him that I had to concentrate on the painting first...that it was far from where it needed to be. I couldn't be concerned with the "how", "when", or "where" of the plan. I just needed to create the "paintings".
This is where I need your help. This is where Karma comes in.
I need your positive thoughts and prayers to achieve this. I know it will come. I know the how's, when's and where's will take care of themselves...I just need to create the paintings.
So, each Tuesday...I'll offer a giveaway here on the blog.
Leave a comment on this post and your name will be entered. Only one comment per person, please. I'll use the random number generator to pick a winner the following Tuesday evening. I'll announce the winner of the previous week's giveaway, and we will start the next giveaway. How does that sound? Just enter a comment below...and send lots of positive thoughts and prayers my way. That's all you have to do.
And all I have to do is paint....and let the magic of the Universe do it's thing.
This week, I'm offering a 4" x 8" giclee print of my painting, "Sun Garden". It had the most hearts of all my work in my Etsy store.
Let the magic begin...
Much Love and Gratitude,