I know, again, I haven't written anything here for years. I thought now would be a good time since I need your help for something. This summer I participated to a countest. I painted a flower pot downtown with a couple of other artists. We each had one. Now the votes are open and the way to do it is just to go on Facebook and "like" my flower pot (Elaine Martin, number 9). The one with the most likes is gonna win 500$. That would help me a lot with everything that's coming. I've been working hard on preparing my next exhibition. I'm actually gonna be showing and selling my art at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition 2015 in 3 weeks. Participating to those art shows is always more expensive than you expect. And on top of that, I'm about to be unemployed in two weeks. lol So yeah. If you have a little 2 minutes to check it out and vote, that would be super sweet.
Here's the link : www.facebook.com/MtlenArts/pho…
So yeah, I started painting again. Slowly. It's interesting what you have to say when your life is going good. My life was a mess for such a long time. The last three years has been very interesting. I started to surround myself with people who actualy really truly care about me. Seeing a psychologist helped me alot gaining self confidence and making the best choices for myself. My paintings are probably always gonna be kinda dark, I think, but they are getting less heavy of emotions. I think that might help me sale them. Not a lot of people like dark art. And it's fine. You can't please everybody (thank god). And I'm more okay with that as time passes. I can now see this more like a strenght than anything else. Because the people who actually like what I do ARE the people I want to please. So it's a perfect exchange.
So I hope you are doing great! If you are around Toronto, come and say hi! I will be selling paintings and prints. I have stuff for all budgets. (such a cliche saleswoman) lol