Today I am thankful for my life and all that I am privileged to do with it.
Along those same lines... I have the privilege to finally show a body of work I have been working on for the past six years. A friend of mine is having a launch party for her business, Elisha C. Her vision for her company is to make Haiti more economically stable, by putting Haiti back in the hands of Haitians. She has asked that I show and sell my photography of Haiti. Through my business, Outlook Creative and my fantastic sister-in-law, Vivian I was able to get my photography printed, mat boards custom cut and shipped to me this past week. (Knowing just how much I love love love receiving mail, you can imagine just how giddy I was when I received full on packages of my work a couple days ago.) I went on an adventure to find hinge mounting tape and spent the few free hours I had last night assembling my mats and photography.
One part of me is so excited to finally get to share my work, yet another part of me is nervous that it will end up underwhelming people. I tend to sensationalize things that I love, and I know others might not see what I see in my work. I don't believe that other's opinions of my work will change the value of my work, because in my eyes, I love it. But I worry more that they won't find enjoyment in the experience. I think that comes with any artistic expression, you are sharing something of yourself and putting yourself out on the line. But the acceptance of vulnerability is worth all the risk of rejection. Which is utterly thrilling.
|I taped paper to floor to work as a clean workspace since I don't have a table that would work.|
PS today is the International Student Friendship Thanksgiving Celebration which I am really excited about, and I am thankful that I had an easy-going morning with you on here while drinking tea before all the craziness of cooking.