It’s been an amazing year with so many new opportunities, directions and friends. Super grateful for all the love and support I’ve received – gives me encouragement to focus on growing my practice.
#papercutting away this morning. Prepping for this weekend's slew of Culture Days events. Catch me and my works #iamenough with @intergenerational.arts (MacDonald House, #Vaughan), #richmondhill studio tour @rhplibrary (Central Library) and #doorsopen #markham @acrossuhub (Main Street #unionville) #yorkregion #cultureday2017
In 2016, I began to practice again as a creative – finding time to create despite being super busy caring for 2 wee ones without any help. My original direction was to grow a handmade stationery business – less scary than growing an art practice. I applied for Artrepreneur, made new friends, learned new things and most importantly start believing in my talent again. I did a few shows, taught a few workshops and introduced myself to the community as a creative. The feedback I received was my art was desirable. 2016 was my year of firsts: sold my first paper art piece, did my first expo as a paper artist was in July, my first market was in August and organized my first community art event.
Fast forward 2017, I was given more chances to grow and develop my art practice. I taught more, made more, played more and became more confident. I also began to strategize a little better and learn to set up routines / organize my process better. I took better pictures and tried new things. It’s definitely been a journey and challenging at times.
My take away is don’t stop making. Create for yourself, for love and things will eventually work out.
I’m currently finishing the commissions before Christmas, preparing for my last market, building an online store and planning new ways to play next year.