Some of you may remember that waaaayyy back in April of 2012, Seth Apter put out a call for 5"x5" works of art that answered one of three questions, and I submitted this piece, answering the question "If your artwork could talk what would it say?"
It was a non-juried, no-risk submission. All entries were posted on Seth's blog in the following months, and it was a fun community building project.
End of story.
Except, later that year, I learned that my piece was selected for publication in Somerset Studio magazine's November/December issue, as part of an article about Seth's project. It was exciting to be sure. More than I ever expected from my original participation.
Happy surprise ending.
But....fast forward two years, and I get an email from Seth, to all the 5x5 participants, announcing that an art gallery in Connecticut would be exhibiting all the 5x5 pieces in December. How cool is that?
I had fully intended to go to the opening of the exhibit on December 5th, since the gallery is only an hour away, but I was sick as a dog that whole weekend.
Still, it was cool knowing it was hanging there.
(you can read Seth's blog post about the opening here.)
All the pieces in the exhibit were for sale, (you can see them all here) and right before Christmas I got another email from Seth, saying my piece had sold.
and to think I almost didn't submit anything for this project...
I don't know who bought my piece, but I'm sending out a heartfelt thank you, and hope it brings you happiness. Another heartfelt thanks to Seth for organizing this project, and then carrying it forward in so many wonderful ways.
Moral of the story: Show up, make stuff, share stuff, take chances. You never know where it will take you.
Now, what will I do next.....?