Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Inspiration and Validation

Express was amazing. Thanks so much to all of you for supporting me in my venture into public creativity. It was a definite challenge, but I pulled through as a better person, I think. Taking what is normally such a personal thing for me and putting it literally on display for hundreds of people to see was no small thing. All of your words of encouragement and prayers have not gone unnoticed. So...thanks!

The festival was finished around 4:30 on Sunday afternoon, and I had such a sense of calm after it was all over. I felt inspired by the number of artists coming together over the act of worshipping through art, I felt validated in a strange way, and I had some really amazing bonding time with people I had never met before as we discussed my most personal artwork. I hope to be involved next year as well - and I will have (hopefully) grown a lot as a person and as an artist.

Here are a few pictures from Sunday. In the next few days I'll post a few pictures of specific artwork from my booth as well as some detail about how each piece is an act of worship to the true Creator.

Here's Amanda (who was kind enough to let me use her camera!) checking out my booth.

Although Dave was having a little fun playing with the settings on the camera, this was the best photo we got of the hallway where the artist booths were set up.

Here I am in with the artwork. Not pictured, the amazing boots I borrowed to wear Sunday.

1 comment:

The Hagens said...

so exciting! looking forward to seeing pics of the pieces themselves sometime. also looking forward to seeing YOU GUYS in just a few weeks. :)

i love your artwork and you andcan't wait to see you in a few weeks. mikayla