Today I’m painting and showing three of my pieces at the Snowflake Gala this afternoon. It’s my first Gallery show ever and while I’m really looking forward to it, I could sure use your prayers. The event will be held at the Mulberry St. Art Studio, 21 N. Mulberry St. Lancaster, PA. 2-6pm if you’re in the area come on over. http://snowflakegala.homestead.com/
I’m really excited to do this and yet I am also experiencing a little apprehension. Do you ever face anything like this?
A Gallery is a new setting for me which is kind of surprising for how long I have been doing this type of thing. Most of my work has been done for commercial purposes or in the church or on the web and given away.
I love having this opportunity and yet it’s like any time I step into a new environment. Will I get it? Will the people get me and my work? Will they like it. Will they like me? Am I good enough? I know none of these things are supposed to be first and foremost in the minds of an artist, or a Christian for that matter, but they are nonetheless. Sorry, I have my flaws too. What are your insecurities when it comes to the public expression of your work and your faith? Identifying them is a huge key to overcoming them and becoming what God has created you to be.
At the end of the day what’s really most important (or at least should be most important) is God and His glory. I’d love to sell some of my paintings and my merch, (I have a few projects I’d love to finance) but that’s not what’s really matters. If any of my pieces touches even one heart, that’s good enough. Above that my prayer is that God will use me to bless and encourage the people around me, that He will allow me to speak into someone’s life or that someone would see something I do and think “I wonder what would happen if I put my gift to work???”