|What I felt like on the first day of the festival|
Art Expo in Altamonte Springs, Fl.
I say survived because it was CRAZY windy on Saturday and my tent almost flew away. However, I had the best neighbors - Jake and Kitrina Asuit from Georgia who own the2jakescustomknives. These people saw that I was in trouble and stopped what they were doing to help me out. Kitrina and Jake came SEVERAL times through out the day to tie down my tent.
It was so nice to know that there are still good people out there that genuinely help others for no gain for themselves. I was and am still very grateful!!! Thanks Jake and Kitrina!
Even though it was ridiculously windy, I did really good.
- Made my booth money back on Saturday.
- Received an invitation to hang some of my work in a restaurant in College park.
- Invitation to sell some of my work at a shop for hand made gifts call Artistree Gifts.
- Opportunity to submit some sketches for a graphic novel.
I did this festival as a goal I set for my self. To get past my fears of not being accepted as a "Real" artist because I decided to change my style from realism and the art school class pet to just draw and paint what ever the hell I wanted - half animation - half mixed media.
The fear that no one would like my work, fear of talking to others about my self, all these stupid fears...which that is what they were - stupid and NOT real (my husband says FEAR stands for False Evidence Appearing Real) he was right because I sold out of several of my prints. I made several new friends, people were VERY supportive, people kept saying - "Your work is so different" and I even inspired a couple of budding artists!
I am so glad I did this - I did it scared, but I did it.