And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom
I started showing my work in my 40's. Kind of late for an artist. That is how insecure I was. But I knew I had to let it out. People would say to me why didn't you tell us that you were an artist?? I can't tell you why I was so afraid. Insecurities really got to me when I was younger. I never felt good enough. But you know when you get older (at least I did) I didn't care. I had to do what I had to do. Time was ticking and I knew if I didn't let the world into my secret I would have withered away with a nothingness life.
I would never bloom.
I needed to bloom.
I yearned to bloom.
So I let out my passion.
Life changed for me!
I want to tell you what really helped me was this online community.
I would just show enough and then see if there was a reaction.
The more reaction I got the more confidence I got.
The Internet is a wonderful thing if you use it.
It changed my life. I don't know if I would have shown my work if I didn't have it to hide behind.
I am a very shy person. ((I know people that know me want to laugh at that. Because I do tend to appear like I am very confident and secure. What I can do is make people laugh. Always been a thing I could do. I started with my parents. I was the youngest. I think I learned at an early age to get some attention you got to make them laugh!)) Anyway sorry about that I went off the subject. I am a very shy person. Funny thing is I was in acting when I was in high school. But now I can not stand up in front of people and speak because I would faint. No kidding! When I went back to school later. I almost fainted in front of a classroom of people when the teacher called me up in front of the class and said " Heather you come up and show the class how to do it, She knew I could do it but as soon as I looked and all 30 of those other students where looking at me I CHOKED!! I blubbered some kind of nonsense. And my teacher looked at me scratching her head, like what was that???
Anyway what I am trying to say is if you are shy the Internet is the perfect place to start showing your work.
I would not have blossomed into what I am today. Which is pretty Damn Good!!
So show your stuff!!!!
Let it goooooo.
Show the world what you got!!
The majority of people are really kind.
And if you run into some mean people, Forget about it. They have there own issues that have nothing to do with you!!
Just do it.
Don't be the bud.
Listening to this right now!!
Loving the entire album