Shiny...

As some of you know, the Firefly+Serenity Deck of Art Cards show was this past Saturday, July 12.  It was held at Community in Anaheim curated by 2 Sketchy Dames.  

Feeling Legit with my badge and art deck pieces.

Feeling Legit with my badge and art deck pieces.

I'm trying to hold on to that endorphin high from Saturday's event.  Hoping I can keep that happy vibe for at least another day or two.  

2x2 || hands of blue

2x2 || hands of blue

I submitted 3 pieces to the gallery and was pleasantly surprised to see all 3 also in the card deck!  

This Land || Wash is always the favorite! 

This Land || Wash is always the favorite! 

The gallery also held an artist signing panel.  And I was nervous (of course), because new things always make me anxious... But like most things, it turned out to be an amazing night.  Being able to share in a gallery experience again had lifted something heavy from my heart.  I don't have much confidence on most days (& I'm not really sure where that came from), but it was humbling, to say the least, to have that many people acknowledge my work.  I'll never stop being a student, but it's a nice affirmation that perhaps I am no longer a novice.  

Don't Look Up || Creepy River was too creepy... 

Don't Look Up || Creepy River was too creepy... 

Having this unspoken camaraderie with fans of the show was indescribable.  But most of all, the amount of support I saw from my friends was humbling.  My face hurt from all the smiling.  See proof below.  So much smiling...  

Please ignore my DERP face and hair.  Much excite!  Such happy! Very art!

Please ignore my DERP face and hair.  Much excite!  Such happy! Very art!

I hope to continue on this upward trend.  I need to clear my mind, breathe deep, and let my heart lead me to bigger and better things...