Gyre Party (choosing to be an artist)

I've always loved art.  Since I was a little girl, I loved to draw and make things.  I even remember my family putting up with my "art contest" games where everyone drew pictures and I judged them to declare a winner.   (I think my favorite was my dad's elephant seen from behind.  It was basically a circle with a squiggle.)  

This is basically what my dad's drawing of an elephant looked like.

Unfortunately, for most of my life art was nothing more than a hobby.  In high school, when it was time to start making choices about my future as a "grown-up," it started being sacrificed.  I still made sure to take one art class every semester.  But when there were any conflicts, the academic subjects came first.  For example, when I had an opportunity to attend either an art camp or a science camp which were scheduled at the same time, science won.

When it came time for college, going art school was never a real option.  It wasn't a viable career / life choice.  Thus, I attended a more traditional university.  Eventually I started working full time, got married, had a kid… and became what I understood a responsible adult was supposed to be.  And that's the life I led for over two decades.

Now, it's time for something different. I'm choosing to make art my life.  Being an artist takes a front seat, not back seat.  While I don't know if I could realistically have been successful as an artist 20-25 years ago, the world is different now.  With new technology and modern society presenting a world of opportunity, it's a great time to try something new.  It's the right moment to devote myself to my passions instead of a job.  Now is my chance, and I look forward to sharing my art and my creative journey with you.

If you've read my ramblings this far, thank you!  I hope you'll consider leaving a comment or dropping a note (via the contact page)  to let me know what you'd like to hear about.  

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