This still hasn’t sunk in yet, but today I can announce that I now have a home on The Paseo! Not just a show or a piece in a show, but a HOME! Last night, I received an email from In Your Eye Gallery, at 3005 Paseo, that I’ve been invited to join the coop there as a Resident Artist! Starting on the First Friday Gallery Walk on April 3rd, I will begin what I hope is a long-term relationship with the coop, and will have a continual presence in the Gallery. What’s more, I’ve been offered to be the Featured Artist for the month of June, an assignment a departing artist and fellow photographer had held. And in between, I will have a presence there for the immensely popular Paseo Art Festival during the Memorial Weekend.
There is so much favor over this, it still hasn’t sunk in. There is so much opportunity here; this truly feels like a new chapter. Of course, I will continue to enter the many competitions and art shows available to me, and it wouldn’t be far-fetched to think that, in the future, I could even have works up in two locations at one time on The Paseo! In the meantime, I’ll keep pinching myself while I start planning for this next great opportunity in my life.
To my many friends who have supported me by coming out to my shows, by encouraging and mentoring me, by purchasing my wares, and especially by praying for me, THANK YOU for how you’ve demonstrated your love for me. No one is an island, and I don’t know if I could have made it through periods of doubt and darkness without friends surrounding me, speaking life into me, and holding up their own torches of hope and passion to spur me on. My gracious Heavenly Father knows who you are, and I pray a thousand blessings on you for the encouragement you’ve been to me! This is becoming one great adventure!