Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Why the #10 means so much to me.

This is a bit of a stressful time of year for me.  I have not participated in an arts and crafts show since mid December which means I have been monetarily running on fumes for the last few weeks.  In this "slow time" of year I have been honing my skills as a jewelry artist, learning new skills, creating MANY new products and applying to what feels like a billion craft shows for this year.

The acceptance letters for art shows have been rolling in slowly. I have applied to over 25 craft shows and so far have been accepted into 10 of them.  That might not seem like a lot, but to me it is a cause for a major celebration!!

See, with that 10th show I have crossed the line from worrying about being able to live off of my art, to knowing that I will able to make it through another year self employed.  I might be living meagerly, but there is nothing as priceless as being your own boss. And with each new acceptance (that I will hopefully receive) the living will get a little easier. 

So I just wanted to thank the Art Show Acceptance Gods for bestowing on me another year of being able to live my dream.  THANK YOU!! 

and now i can breathe....


  1. Breathing is good. You have oodles of success before you, Erin!

  2. Hi! I found you through Blog Local! I'm Jenny and I write Flower City Fashionista and am the co-founder of the Rochester Blogger Network... I'd love to invite you to our blogger brunch this Sunday at Hogans... for more info visit - would love to meet you! xoxo Jenny

  3. I look forward to doing many of them with you Erin. It has been a blast.