Art Walk was a new experience for me. Not only have I never done an Art Walk before, but I’ve never truly shown my art publicly. My friends have seen it, people have seen all the things I’ve made while at Color Me Mine, or in school, but for the most part the world has not seen my art. So to put it out there where people can walk by, make comments and even buy was kind of harrowing for me. Yet I ended up finding it exciting.
I loved watching people react to my art. What was most exciting for me was the people that came back to the booth several times to see my art. Watching someone intensely stare at your art, changing vantage points, and consider it for longer than five seconds is exciting - without saying a word you know that they enjoy what you’ve created and are considering it as more than just an idle, generic piece of art. To see people smile, laugh and pick out their favorite pieces that you’ve made is an experience that I’ve never had before.
One of the memories that I will hold from yesterday that doesn’t truly have to do with art is all of my friends that came out to support me. There are times in my life where I’ve doubted the number of people that care about me, but when people from all of the facets start to come out and interact together it really does remind me that I have many people in my life that love me, support me and think I’m important.
All in all, my Art Walk day reminded me that God is faithful and he loves me. I started this journey into finding where God wanted me over a year ago, and I can’t believe I am where I am now. An artist, trying to make a movie, back at an old job and being surrounded by a church community I feel so at home in.
I can’t wait to see where God takes me from here.