I had the most amazing experience this past weekend; I had a booth of my paintings set up at the Maker Faire in Queens. I have sold my work at art or craft shows in the past but it had been a few years since my last one.
This is also the first time I had sold my paintings at one of these events. The first two times I sold my photographs and the last time I sold hand made books and scarves. It was a little bit of an odd concept for me at first even though this was my goal all along, to match the right viewer with the right painting but it still felt like I was sending my children out into the world to live with strangers.
As the weekend went on amazing things kept happening and I kept meeting such wonderful people who said such lovely things about what I do. For the first time I truly believed what my loved ones have been telling me. I can do this.
I want to thank every one of you on tumblr who have found me and have liked my work enough to follow what I do, you guys honor me.
I also want to thank my friends and family who will read this on Facebook, I promise I will start listening when you complement me.