A friend of mine is a newspaper editor and she's been telling me to frame the articles that have been published in magazines. My walls are so full already but I am learning to keep at least one piece from each series, something which I haven't always done.
Another thing I'm learning is to hang my own work in my home...something else I never used to do. An artist who was a wonderful mentor for me said that you have to live with what you create in order to grow and in order to see where you've been and where you're going. Wise advice...even though it's taken me years to follow it.
Why do we as artists often negate what we do? Why shouldn't we talk about it and be proud of our accomplishments? I never want to push myself on others and yet I'm constantly asked to share what I do, and so even in that I am learning. It's fun to not only share my experiences but to encourage others in theirs. And I am absolutely amazed by the encouragement I receive from others. Grateful beyond measure.
AIRdirondack Art Project