I am thrilled to share that two of my pieces, Worry and Golden Moment, have been accepted into Georgia Artists to show at the Abernathy Arts Center in Sandy Springs, GA May 6 through June 13. There will be a reception Friday May 2nd 6:30-8:30pm.
This is a wonderful show. It’s local for me — so this is a rare occasion that I can actually attend the opening reception — but it’s also an art exhibit. This is my 4th year to be included. That first year, I contacted the curator to see if they would consider my work. She said they would and I could enter under the Mixed Media category. This year, for the first time, I was proud to see that they had added a Fiber Arts category.
I am also proud to say that I have pushed further into accepting myself. In my last post, I was fretting over my taxes — which I prepare myself. For years, I’ve reported my work under Hobby Income and Expenses. Well — that wasn’t working for me any more.
After talking to some accountants and friends, I realized that I needed to change. I am a professional artist. I have business cards, a business plan, a website, a blog, social media accounts, even weekly goals. I just needed to take this to the next level and tell the government that I am a professional artist. If I can make money at it, then I’ve achieved enough success that I should be recognized for that.
Onward and upward!