I wanted to share this little post I wrote on a page a belong to on Facebook with fellow artists. I feel as though I had a breakthrough this week and just had to put this out to the universe...
I have been a struggling freelance artist for almost 10 years and there have been times when I was ready to give up on my art. It can feel like such a selfish dream when my husband leaves every morning for work and I stay home having a creatively wonderful day trying to fulfill my dreams. It is my passion and what makes me happy but it does not always pay the bills.
Over the last few months I finally feel like I am reaching others with my art. As most of you know I was published in the fall issue of Artful Blogging and will be included in the summer issue of Art Doll Quarterly. This week I met with the curator of a gallery here in New Jersey and I will be hanging my first solo show this October!
It has been an uphill climb and there have been many tears and loads of guilt but also happiness and joy for my artful life. So please never give up on your dreams…hard work and perseverance will lead you to your true path. I am feeling so blessed.
On another note….I got a Fitbit for my birthday and I am finally on the path to getting fit. After many years of struggling with my weight and trying to eat right and stay active this little bracelet that I am wearing is making be stay accountable. I love tracking my calories, steps and sleep. It has been such a motivator for me! So if you are considering one, go for it! I just love mine!