Golden MomentI 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!