In your lifetime there are moments that move you forward and open up a part of you that was dormant. The part you put away because life takes over. Marriage, raising children, work, etc. Then life comes full circle and its your time again! This past weekend was that moment for me. There is no other way to describe it. The response I received from people about my work was amazing. When you create something, you don’t necessarily do it for the accolades, but having someone appreciate your vision reaffirms what you do! What puts the icing on the cake is when you get to share that moment with family and friends who supported you and encouraged you along the way. I can’t thank everyone enough for boosting me up and being there with your love! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
If all this was not enough, I met Annie Sloan. She came to my booth, we spoke for a little bit and she took a picture with me! She even came back a second time and asked to take a picture of me with one of my pieces!
Me and Annie Sloan!!
I was also able to get my book signed!
On to the Festival….
Setting up my tent was so exciting! Staging all my pieces and getting ready for the masses to view them was intimidating! But watching over 300 artists also putting together their tents and seeing them come together was mind blowing!
So many people wanted to know about my furniture pieces. They asked about my techniques, what paint colors I use (Annie Sloan of course) and where I get my inspiration. By the end of each day, I was losing my voice (I also did not realize how much I use my hands when I talk).
My first experience as an artist in the Purple Painted Lady Festival was beyond anything I could of imagined! I do not know what is next, but if it is anything like this, I can not wait!