I'm really, really excited about it. I'm sure if you were an artist you would be also. It's just so great when your art gets out there and people like it.
Artists all spend a lot of time in contemplation, and alone so when you have a show, or are published in some way it is such a great experience of a validation of your work.
I do believe though that art is a very selfish thing to do. It is an extremely self absorbed activity. You as the artist are focusing on your thoughts and feelings in regards to a certain concept, and how gratifying, demanding, self fulfilling is that? Then, just when you thought thats it....finished, you must let go of this highly personal gut retching piece you've pulled from your soul out into the Universe.....aye yie yie....wow. Maybe you sell it.....ouch, it's like biting on a canker sore, good and bad all at the same time. It's hard to let it go, and then by the way you might get paid for something you love!
It is my passion, my everything. It got me thru ICU for a month after my brain aneurysm. I owe art a lot in my life....Art, I love YOU! When the doctors said you will be in here hooked up to these machines and tubes for a month, I thought...oh no there is no way. But Art pulled me thru, art got my hand, head, and heart moving once again. It felt wierd, I had unbelievable patience, I recognized this. Maybe it is OCD, I don't know I don't care. Being wrapped tighly in my art moments enables me to go into my meditation of repetitions, a system I flow into. Meditators will understand, it comes on, envelopes you, gets a good hold of you and you are gone, floating close by, near enough, but light years away. It is that first cigarette with coffee in the morning, or grandmas cinnamon rolls. It's your first kiss, or your babies bath time gurgle....it's all that wrapped into one hunk of an amazing experience.....it is just the best thing ever.