Alki Art Fair wrap up

I had a great time at the Alki Art Fair this weekend. I made good connections, shared my art and soaked up the joy of showing my work on the beach and being surrounded by awesome artists. Some pics to follow… 

What struck me the most about this fair is that for the first time I had a few people assume that I make my full income by selling my art. I am not there quite yet, and it is such a high compliment to be told that. I have been doing a lot of work on myself mentally, energetically and spiritually lately. I am working towards sustaining myself from my art in the next few years and as soon as possible! I feel that for people to pick up on that goal and shifting within myself is a good sign that the energetic work I have been doing is not just felt by me. All of the fair was great, and this part was especially encouraging. 

I invested in some new reproductions of my art including beach bags, new buttons and cards, and 2 sizes of framed prints. Doing the fairs, creating art that serves me, and speaks to others and is valuable to them is so helpful to me. 

Getting feedback on social media is right up there with that, constantly teaching me how to communicate about my art and put my art into accessible forms. 

I have been out of school for 6 years now and I still have so much to learn, and also feel I have got a good handle on how to really make it as an artist, what works specifically for me and how to reach my niche. 
I am so thankful for where I am in my career and to be clear on my path. I love my life and my vocation. I am so thankful for every small and big thing and most of all to share my work and have it benefit others. I felt that in a different way this past weekend and it feels goooooood! 

Thank you for your eyes. 

~Shelley