A year ago, I decided to pursue my artistic endeavors more seriously. I began a website, started this blog, created an esty shop and signed up for a few local art show.
I created a small, but perfect studio space and begin to find a unique style of mixed media that suited my need for realism and love of vintage/grunge. I began to watch youtube videos and that lead me to mixed media Facebook groups.
I have come to realize what a wonderful circle of friends I have found in these groups. Inspirational, leadership or mentors and just supportive. I found what was missing in my own circle of friends, other artistic individuals. Most my friends view of creativeness is purchasing supplies for "us" to do a project together, which I enjoy; however, they don't truly care about my obsession with color and the need to purchase more craft/art supplies. They get a glazed over look when I begin talking about the wonders of gelli printing.
Thanks to all of you who are reading art blogs, commenting on post and watching youtube videos. It is encouraging and helps support our artistic endeavors.