I'm thrilled with how they turned out. This may sound silly, but having my pieces in a "gallery" setting felt like I had finally achieved a primary goal in becoming an artist. I felt like I'd actually arrived. Now, that also means I have plenty of room to grow and new goals to set and attain.
Upon reflection, this is an important milestone to celebrate. I've been creating art my whole life. I won awards in my youth, but much of my art took a pause (and even got squelched down and hidden) while I explored my career as an engineer. Turns out, as much as I tried to deny that side of myself, it would not be hidden. So here I am, in all my phantasmagorical glory. And I'm loving it. I felt odd, corny, cartoony, and not sophisticated enough. But it's time to release those old thoughts and embrace my style and love it for what it is - joyful, colorful, and filled with meaning & story.
I hope you enjoy these photos. I had a fabulous time at both shows. If we had an opportunity to meet, thank you for taking the time to stop by. Until we meet again.