If I only had a Tardis. The T's supposed to be capitlized on that, right? Because if it isn't, it sure as hell should be.
In any case, I wanted to share a little bit of awesome for Aspiring Mama readers in Los Angeles area. I just happen to have two pieces in the Sacred Memories juried art show and am beyond proud and excited. It's my second showing at El Pueblo National Monument and the second time I cannot be there in person to celebrate with the rest of the selected artists during the opening night reception (or during the exhibit at all, for that matter.)
This is where you come in. I'd love to see pictures and social shares, because you know if I was there, I'd be all over Instragram with this. Since I can't do it myself, I am really kinda hoping a few kind souls into the art scene may be willing to be obnoxious on my behalf. Because that would be lovely.
Autobiography is a mixed media representing who I am on a flat, framed canvas. It's one of my favorite pieces because it's the first time I have used art to really and truly express myself in images as opposed to the written word.
Facepaint is gonna be larger than life as a 16x20 wrapped canvas. This image is having a great year as it was selected for a nod and the crystal BlogHer Voices of the Year award now sitting pretty on a shelf here at home. (Also, this is where Crafty Chica Kathy Cano-Murillo gets a shout-out for the amazing Dia de Los Muertos facepainting kit she gifted me and Eliana last year. This image was the result of our first go and I couldn't be any happier with the result! So, gracias very much, Kathy!)
I'm bummed I can't be there, but still just as proud to shout from the rooftops. This is also the time when I am supposed to tell you that I'm proof that you need to try for your dream even if you think you haven't got a snowball's chance in hell. This whole art thing is new for me. But I tried anyway.
And that's your takeaway, internet. Doubt yourself if you must, but don't be an idiot and let opportunities slip through your fingers because your eyes were closed to the possibility of success.
Want it? Then try for it. Work for it. Despite the fear and the self-doubt, try anyway.