I am back, now body and soul, from attending my first SAQA conference and seeing the Quilt National 2005 exhibit opening in Athens, Ohio. What an experience! I learned so much about the business of being a professional artist but the best part is, (and here comes the CHUTZPAH), that after talking with the artists, gallery owners and collectors and seeing the art up close and personal, I know I can run with the Big Dogs too. Jeez, I hope nobody reads this anytime soon...I gotta a lot of work to do.
Then again, right across the street from the entrance to the Dairy Barn is this marvelous stone gate and a wooden staircase that leads up to the insane asylum cemetery. Go crazy or die trying!