BEST IN SHOW!
From something I wrote on Saturday May 19, 2018:
Waiting for our flight to New York City, I received a call from my art dealer, Rupert. Between the chaos of people waiting for their delayed flights and a small child's enthusiasm for bit 'n' bites – screaming in my ear about our mutual snack – I heard: "you got best in show". Plugging an ear in attempt to drown out the child now yelling out comparisons of his snack to chicken mcNuggets. (Not...the...time...stranger's child.) I asked, "wait what?!" The Spring Showcase at the Spoke Club (mentioned in my last post) - I won best in show. And I was among some fantastic artists in the group show. HOLY CRAP! What a great day: first I was giddy about going to NYC. and now THIS NEWS! I was on Cloud nine.
As much as I love working on my own. It does have a lack of external feedback. There's no one there to tell you you're doing a good job. I have to not only be self critical but be my own cheerleader. Though, my career in advertising has in a way prepared me for this.
It's easy to look at other people's work, path, businesses, social media numbers (agh!), etc, and compare. Often I feel like it's taking too long or that I'm not doing enough / good enough. Never short of self judgement. So I just keep telling myself, "keep going, keep getting better, it's a one step at a time kinda thing."
So – it means A LOT to do my work, show it and have such a prestigious nod. After that news I got to carry on my high mood with a trip to New York City. More about that on my next post. Just wanted to share my good news.
Thanks for reading and ciao for now.