Sunday, January 4, 2015

What's next?

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. 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.
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.....?


  1. Great piece, and congratulations on being a sold artist - how cool.

    I am sure whatever you do next will surprise us, and hopefully you, too.

    Have a fantastic 2015. Thanks again for all the great challenges you got me hooked on in 2014.

  2. Wow, Karen! Congrats!

  3. wonderful! just by jumping in.

  4. How cool is that? And you are right -- show up and make stuff! Congrats.

  5. Fabulous!! Couldn't agree more////you just have to make that step.

  6. Congrats. That Seth sure does have pull. Too bad you didn't get to go and see it all. xox

  7. So many congratulations to you!


  8. Ah, Karen...what a great post! A great moral indeed!

  9. Thanks a million for contributing to this project. I love your piece and I wish everybody can see it in person and feel all the texture. Not at all surprised it sold!!