A few weeks ago, pretty much out of the blue, I sent off an application to join my local art league. Then I got a phone call from a member of the board telling me all about their gallery and activities and classes…and then asked if I wanted to display (and sell) my jewelry in their gallery. Of course! But, then I was told I had to bring in some pieces to be reviewed by the board to see if it was suitable for their gallery.
IT IS! I got an email today letting me know it was approved.
I live in a small town, and so this is a small art gallery, but it is a big step for me. I love designing and creating jewelry, but putting my work out there to be “judged” by people is a whole different ball game. And I’m not just talking about the art league, it is the same when I go to craft fairs…my work is being “judged”. I saw a wonderful meme on facebook recently which I will share with you.
This reminded me of one of my favorite sayings, “what you think about me is none of my business”. Though I do still work on my people-pleasing tendencies, but growing older along with a little wisdom has helped me just be me and spread all the peace and love around that I can.
So, I just design jewelry that I love and so far the people who also love my jewelry have found it. I am grateful.