“You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want.” S.E. Hinton

I was 12 years old when I read The Outsiders and at 62, these words are still true although I don’t know about the “lot of time” part anymore.

For many years I had a vision of what I wanted and where I wanted to be. It didn’t always feel like it would happen. These were not lofty goals but they meant the world to me.

I wanted to exhibit in galleries, sell work, support fellow artists and advocate for the arts. I wanted to have a place, besides my diningroom table, where I could do my work. I wanted to be working in the arts in a place where it felt like home.

I am happy to say that I acheived those goals, not by myself at all, because no one does anything by themselves. I am grateful to my family, my friends and everyone who extended their support and guidance.

So, now what is the next goal? What do I want? I have no idea. I love my job, I love my home but I feel a bit lost without that carrot dangling on a stick in front of me.

In the meantime I have been stitching, felting and collaging in the hopes that my next carrot will reveal itself to me, hopefully soon.

Stay gold.

This entry was published on April 20, 2023 at 6:32 pm. It’s filed under artwork and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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