This year has been a very creative one for me. When I made my resolution at the start of the year to start creating again, I didn't realise what an impact it would have on me. I realise how vital it is for me to have art in my life for my wellbeing, and vow to never stop. Trying to ignore that pesky voice in your head telling you your art isn't good enough can be difficult, but sometimes you just have to jump in and give it a go!
The thing about continually creating artwork, is that it takes up space. You come to a point where you decide how far you want to take it. Do you want to sell your art? Do you want people to see your art or are they just for your home and families enjoyment? With this renewed passion comes an ambition to show my art and create a regular income from it. This seems like an uphill battle at times. There are so many wonderfully talented artists out there trying to do the same. How do you stand out, how do you get people to notice your art?
One of the ways to get your art noticed, is to enter art shows. By the end of this year I will have entered 3 art shows. The first being the RESIN AND ART FLOW SHOW in Officer in September. I entered 4 pieces, 2 in the Alcohol ink category and 2 in Alternative abstract category. It was a great first show to dip my feet back into the exhibiting.
The next two exhibitions coming up are the "Manifest" art show in Mont Albert (10-25 Nov 2019) and the Linden Art Show in St Kilda (23 Nov 2019 - 9 Feb 2020) . "Manifest" is run by MAVA (Victorian Art Group) that is run by artist Pete Tranquille. She organises shows and outings for the group to get together and support one another. Check out the facebook group to join us.
Let me ask you this. What is the one thing you would do, even if it didn't create an income? A hobby or interest that you just really enjoy doing, that feeds your soul.
"I am always inspired by the sea, it is the place that makes me feel reflective and at peace. There are so many moods and emotions created by the weather at the beach, which makes it a fascinating subject to use as inspiration. Calm, energy, fierceness, busy, quiet, relaxing, activity, conversations, playing, laughing, happiness, sadness, bright colours, dark colours, these are just some of the emotions from a visit to the beach and give me so much to work with." - Sandra Vincent