I finally had my “coming out” party. My sisters were all in town this past week, and it seemed an ideal time to invite family and friends to see my studio space. Of course, that meant it was finally time to get the place ship-shape.

I got my space cleaned up. My husband, Kurt, painted the blue trim white. I hung up my work so others can actually see what I’ve been doing. I chose a good day — FAT Friday — so other shops and studios at the Mellwood Arts Center would be open. (More to see, more fun to have, than just seeing my shop.)

And I had a party. (Not one of my strong points, but sometimes a person’s gotta do what a person’s gotta do.) My friends and my family finally had an opportunity to take a look at the work I think about, talk about, dream about. And I was surprised. They liked it. šŸ™‚

It was good to show those I care about my work. I’m keeping the projects displayed. It’s good for me. I need to be proud of the work I do.