Tuesday, 7 June 2011

I have returned an Artist!

I have literally just gotten back from Review Santa Fe, and all I can say is that after leaving what I feel was like sitting in an American Indian "sweat lodge" I am now technically unleashed from my own confines to emerge as an Artist! I was genuinely shocked at how positive the feedback was that I received and you cannot imagine how genuinely delighted I feel to have not been (metaphorically) tarred, feathered and left at the edge of town!
I went to this event stunned at having been awarded a place amongst such talented established artist (from all over the world) of which the ones I got to know I am so fortunate to now call friends. The critique that I received from the Reviewers was really useful and well ..... heartwarming, massively better than I expected. I went there assuming that I would receive some rejection, and some kind pointers, but not expecting really anyone to be actively positive to someone with literally no track record. However, what I received is something so unbelievably wonderful that I cannot find the words to describe, as you would expect if you had been in a "sweat lodge".  I am just so glad that I overcame my initial reservations about going because I didn't feel I should be there.
I do not know where my journey will eventually take me, or how long it will take, but I do know that it will be an interesting one which along with my family, I will make with some wonderful new found friends who I have met in this very special place.


  1. yay! so glad it was a positive experience for you!! welcome back.

  2. Hooray! Excellent news, congrats on a great time!
    Can't wait to hear all about it!
    PS-loving that shadow shot :)

  3. I am so glad that it was a good experience. And, believe me, you were an artist before you ever left.

  4. This is exciting! I'd like to hear more about the experience and what you worked on there.