Thursday, July 3, 2008

Stetching the comfort zone

Living within your comfort zone is, well, comfortable. There is assurance in the sameness of days enjoyed doing the mundane chores of daily living and spending your leisure time doing things that bring you joy. But every once in a while, it is a good idea to shake things up. Prove to yourself that you aren't in a rut, that an old dog can learn new tricks, or that the worst that can happen if you stretch yourself is that you'll spring back to where you were with a new perspective.

At the ripe old age of 39, ok 47, all right! all right! 55 (and a half ), I will be entering one to three watercolors in a student art show. I am excited and nervous at the same time, like losing your virginity but announcing it in advance and having spectators there when it happens.

The exhibit will run August 17-26, with a premiere the afternoon of the 17th. I have never done something like this, and never thought I would. This may eventually become a "been there, done that" event, or maybe it will give me a reason to wear a beret, call myself an ar-teest, and tell my family I can't possibly cook dinner because my muse is calling.


andrea said...

how awesome! where is this exhibit going to be held? those of us who already know that you are an ar-teest would like to go and check it out :)

The Urban Chic said...

Knit, let me know if I can post the link to your blog at our MSN group. I know there are some who would love to visit you. We miss you and your talent. I know I was excited when I found your blog. I think we are just going to sit at home and watch the fireworks on the tv. I hope you have a wonderful 4th. Love and Hugs, Pat

Knitty said...

Andrea, the exhibit will be at the Anton Art Center in Mt Clemens. I'll let you know more when it is official.

Pat, sure, post a link. I meant to ask how you found my blog, I am glad you did.

Nettie said...

Congratulations on displaying your work in the exhibit. Will the artworks also be forsale? How wonderful if you were able to sell some of your pieces.

Knitty said...

Nettie!! Helloooooo!!!
The art could be sold, but I am not doing that. The gallery takes 40% which my instructor said is average. Fancier galleries take 50% which is why she does art fairs and internet sales.

I just peeked at your blog. I will have to go back when I have a bit more time to catch up. It is Independence Day here and I am about to fix dinner.

I am so happy to hear from you! Thanks Pat!