I don't yet have a handle on what I'm looking forward to. There was something about that 70 degree day in the Winter that reminded me anything is possible. Last Thursday I de-installed my first solo exhibition "Something in the Water" at the Speed Art Museum and I'm preparing for two group shows. A colleague invited me to apply for another residency and I caught the tail end of a deadline extension for the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.
Thanks to Today's Woman I got a feature in their January issue and Terra Leavell hooked me up with an event where I sold $1500 worth of my art in one day at the 1619 Gathering Space. This summer I'll be teaching a Juneteenth arts camp with Louisville Visual Arts and a few of my Something in the Water collection pieces will be featured in the Carnegie Center for Arts & Humanity.
I am writing all this to make sure I celebrate the wins.
Being an artist can be tumultuous. There are times when we feel lost or unsure. It's amazing how things can change so quickly in such. short period of time. I am committed to celebrating my success. Out loud. I invited you to do the same.
Enjoy the journey.