I am always stuck by the constant call for art. I often wonder if I am good enough to submit and fantasize about doing so. Well, yesterday I took the plunge. I stopped thinking of all the reasons not too, stopped listening to that critical inner voice, and I just simply took action and did it.
CPS was calling for several genres of art including holiday gift projects, as well as wired art submissions. This made me recall these sweet little ornaments I recently created from wire, broken jewelry, found objects, buttons and beads. So simple, so forgiving and so elegant. So submitted! It was an easy process. I hope for this to be the first of many submissions. Perhaps one day, I will grace the pages of my coveted zine!
I have gifted these ornaments many times to family and friends and find they are usually happily received and displayed year after year. I love the feeling I get when I see a bit of my artistic musing out in the world being enjoyed by it's recipient. When this happens I feel affirmed on a very deep level. It is important for me to create beauty in the world.