Sometimes as I navigate this crazy art calling, I feel like I’m hiking an obscure path, and I’m not sure if I’ve gone off the trail. I am taking it one step at a time, watching for the right signs and opportunities, but if I haven’t seen a trail marker in a while, I start to get that nervous flutter that perhaps I’ve totally blown it and gotten myself lost.
Today, I feel like I was given a ‘YOU’RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK! KEEP GOING!’ message. I found out that I won 2nd place in the Westward Unbound show at the Center for the Arts Evergreen for my painting, ‘Last Days of Summer’. I am so humbled and honored to have won this award, and it makes me take a tremendous inhale of relief that I haven’t gone off trail. I’m right where I’m supposed to be.