I think I made a commitment to my art business in at least a C+ sort of way two years ago when I purchased a tent and the necessary equipment for outdoor shows, developed a website as well as this blog, and began to take workshops to improve my painting. The 100 or so oil paintings I've done in the last two years shows at least a C+ effort, I think.
I remember in one of my college classes (Human Growth and Learning II), the professor offered to let us contract for our grade. On the first day of class, we were handed a list of grades with
projects we needed to complete to qualify for each one. I was the one sitting in the back row with my mouth open in disbelief. We can choose what grade we want? I'm going for the A+!
I don't remember the exact amount of work I was expected to do for the A+...scrap that...she didn't think anyone deserved an A+...the highest grade offered was an A. I do remember the feeling when I had my one-on-one with that professor and turned in my contract for the expected A. It was a little like this morning when I decided to commit to a newsletter, a little dread, a little excitement, and a little of that "What did I just do?" feeling.
Well that college professor gave me an A- (she never liked me!!). I could have slacked and gone for the easy C+, just like I can continue to give my art business a C+ effort, but I'm all in now. I'm "wading into the waters" up to my neck!
Thank you, friend, for reading my blog and supporting me. I'm redoubling my efforts to share my art and connect with others in my field. If you have a website, blog, newsletter, or Face Book business page, I'd like to keep up with your progress too! Please contact me by e-mail through my website or sign up for my newsletter at http://www.maryopat.com. I look forward to hearing from you!
Life is Art...Paint Your Dreams!