It's hard to imagine I've been a member of DeviantART for almost 10 years, and even harder to imagine that it's been nearly 2 years since I've posted any kind of journal update. I will admit, I'm not much to open myself up to the world, and even posting this is pushing myself to give up some personal comfort, but, inevitably, I must do things that go against the grain in order to grow, and I plan on growing.
Lately I've really reevaluated my life goals, and found out that being an artist is really what my soul wants. For the past 2 years I've been painting quite a bit more than I used to, as art has always been something I've been interested in since a young age. Recently I've attended a couple minor music festivals, and I've brought a few pieces of my art with me and showed them to other festival goers, and from the response, I've really gained a confidence boost in my ability as an artist with the whole ordeal. Since then, I've been perfecting my style (although, I still don't think I really have a "style"), and have been producing a lot more artwork than I've ever done before.
To get down to the point, I have created a Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/psychedelic.a…
,so if you like my art, I would greatly appreciate it if you visited and liked my page.
On another note, I've also been invited to showcase my digital art at an event called RAW: Nashville Presents AXIS on October 23rd. If anyone is from the Nashville, TN, USA area, or if anyone would like to support my art in general (even if you can't go, purchasing a ticket will help my admission costs and help get my art out there!), please visit www.rawartists.org/elizabethfe…
and just click on the link that says "Buy a Ticket for this Artist" to purchase a ticket. If you did that, I would be extremely grateful, as money is tight since my husband and I have just moved to Nashville one month ago and are still trying to situate ourselves financial wise.
At this point in my life, being a member of DeviantART has helped me pursue my talent from a hobby, into a potential career, and what I anticipate for the future is more than I would have ever dreamed just 2 years ago. It really has been an eye opener, and I will say this, if you are passionate about what you do, please, beyond all doubt (as I've doubted myself many times before, but the only person who stands between you are your dreams, is yourself), you must believe in yourself. This has been a concept I've been battling for years, since my greatest weakness has been self doubt in this chapter of my life. All I can say is, believe in what you love, even if you think nobody else does, because if you don't, nobody will.
If you read this all, I thank you kindly. I also thank all of my followers who have been loyal to me in my growth as an artist. I really want to do more than I've ever done before, and I think this is a good start.