Do you think it is true- life events that make you uncomfortable can be dealt with more calm and ease if you just jump in? Like band aid - just rip it off? i am not convinced, but will soon find iut as I have turned myself into a science experiment again.
i am signing up, have signed up to be a vendor at various city markets around central va. Im making work, its looking good, the response i have had has been lovely, but it needs to be out in the world. And I am the person who has to do it.
I am nervous. Especially when vendor fees are required up front. I could lose money to do something I am worried about. My work doesnt fit the scene. I may look like crap. I dont have a car. What if im tired. Blah blah blah bitch bitch bitch. I can and have thought of so many ways and reasons not to go thia route. Or to put off getting my work out into the public. All of these fears are valid. And ok. But the reality is, if I am going to be a succesaful artrepreneur I will have to learn to do it. And find a way to enjoy it. Find my niche. Make my brand hip and cool. Let my work do the talking so im just along for the ride. And that is really it. My work needs to get out, wants to get out, must get out and I am the chauffeur. Perhaps I didnt want to be the designated driver on NYE in London or Berlin, but I am. So I'll be the best chauffeur I can be! Go Möbius Keramikk!
i have been brainstorming how to have fun and get viewers involved. A part if me is almost getting excited! (Almost) I have an idea for interactive tile carving that kids could do at my station. Ways I can set up the space so its less rigid and more creative. Again, this is partly to make me comfortable. Equally or more importantly it is to draw people in. And kids! I have fun with kids.
The next step is finding space I can rent for teaching art classrs. Or getting a few more private students.
All these things are doable and fun-able as long as I dont go in with dread, dismay, and a this will be awful attitude but with a sense of adventure and Adaptability. Yes I can!
So for tonight, I have a fire burning, Miss Fisher on Netflix and a bowl of m&ms. 😄