Making myself step out of my comfort zone is hard but this year I'm trying to branch out from the comfort of Coco's (it's really comfy, I have a very comfy chair) and open some new doors and maybe possibilities.
First step out- entering two of my mixed media artworks into the exhibition 'Empowerment' for International Women's Day. It's still open until this Sunday at the Macleay Valley Community Art Gallery in Gladstone.
It's kinda a big deal for me because I've never exhibited any of my art in a gallery setting but I'm glad I've stepped into the unknown. Lots flies around in the heads of creatives I think, lots of ideas, mountains of ideas, colours and drawings and possibilities but also flickers of self doubt and am I really going to do it? Should I really refer to myself as an artist? Like really? Really? It's a two hour drive to the Gallery, maybe they'll say no when I get there.... Yep, these are thoughts that go through my mind..... Stepping away from that internal dialogue is hard but I did it and I have work hung in a Gallery.
Wow and they didn't say no. Wow.
My intension is to take some more steps however little they may be this year. I keep trying to remind myself 'if you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got'
So watch this space, I'll keep you in the loop with the stepping even if it's uncomfortable and uncertain....