I have my first “show” coming up this Thursday, which is quite exciting. It’s the Stanford Multicultural Springfest, a yearly celebration of Stanford staff. Luckily, since I am one of these staff members I can show off my work and they will provide a table for me at no cost.
While I find this absolutely exciting it is also terrifying! Other people will be gawking at my art in person. The last few days I have been wondering if I am good enough, or if people will even like my art. It’s times like these that I wish that little voice in the back of my head that doesn’t respect me would just shut up. It’s not ok for people to talk to others the way my inner dialogue talks to me, so perhaps it would be beneficial to be more mindful when it comes to my own inner dialogue. Perhaps if I name it Donald Trump it would be easier to tell it to fuck off.
No sales are allowed at Springfest but I can hand out my business cards and see if anyone would like to purchase from me after the show. My goal this year was to sell a painting, after all.
The last few weeks have been difficult for me mentally – I have been feeling pretty blue. It has actually helped to let other people know that I am feeling blue. I’m feeling on the up and up and I know every day I will feel better.
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Good luck with the show!
Oh, such an exciting, nerve wracking day ahead for you. And I do soooo thank you for giving me a real good laugh aluding to that self-important egotist, buffoon, oh…anyway, loved your comment…I am with you on that. Hope you sell a painting, two or three and get lots of good comments.
Thanks! I’m excited.
I understand about that inner mean voice….it is hard to shut it off. I love your Donald Trump statement, which made me laugh! 🙂 It is hard to have your art out there, such a vulnerability and yet if you “re-frame” it and see it from a different perspective. Not sure how to tell you to do that but embrace it and grow from it. You need someone to simply say it will be alright and your art is worth the time and effort to look at it. Simple.
Absolutely. I think that giving it that name will help me get over it. It’s good to try new and exciting things for sure. It’s the only way we grow.
Every artist gets that stupid little voice. I’m looking at your painting, and you’re good enough! Tell the voice to mind its own business.
Thank you! I’m getting better at telling it to mind it’s own business every day.
Lol, that’s great. Feck awf stupid inner voice full of doubt. Just enjoy the time, if people come by and talk to you about your work, then by all means talk, it’s a great opportunity to meet people, fellow artists, and potential buyers. Before it all begins, to take the edge off your nerves because you will have some, I suggest taking a shot of some strong stuff (tequila, Jack Daniels, scotch whisky etc). Best of luck!