I am not sure why I haven’t entered my art in the towns Spring Show art competition before now.
I would always *forget* until after the dead line. I suspect this was how my little bitch would protect me, but I would genuinely forget about the closure date. It most probably has something to do with feeling good enough.
But this year having attended several markets, talking to my customers and having sold a few paintings I was ready to enter and feeling much braver.
And I entered in two mixed media paintings into the open section.
As I wandered around the exhibition, awed by the talent that my little town has, I loved that my art held up against the other local artists. It didn’t look out of place hanging next to prize winning pieces. I feel like I’ve broken through another barrier I have around my art work and entering my art into local competitions.
I don’t want to sound like a corny advert, but I feel like I was the winner.
Surrounded by those beautiful paintings, my soul sighed with happiness – there were my paintings up on the wall for the entire community to see.
And I realised too that sometimes it takes me a while to do the things that everyone says I *should* do. I realise that I have to do it in my own time, and yeah sometimes I definitely need to push the line more that I do, but I was so happy entering my art. There was no angst surrounding it, no expectations and no feeling like crap afterward.
Just a girl who’s soul sighed and was happy to see her art surrounded by other amazing paintings.