It's been 8 months since I stopped teaching and began focusing on my art full time. This time period includes the three months of summer when the kids (now 9 and 13 years old) are out of school, which means extra playdates, sleepovers, and basically anything to keep them from watching tv or gaming 24/7. There have been some highs and lows during these 8 months. And I'm thankful for all of them because the lows make the highs so much sweeter.
Recently, two of my cactus paintings were in the winter issue of bungalow magazine. I follow bungalow on Instagram and when the summer issue came out. I was really impressed. I sent an email saying I really enjoyed the issue, all the hard work they were putting into the magazine, and the spread on Marfa. I had just been to Marfa and blogged about it myself. I mentioned I was working on a series of cactus paintings and attached a photo. I didn't ask for anything I just wanted to say hi and tell them how much I enjoyed their magazine. Fast forward to several weeks ago... I get an email asking if they could include a few of my paintings in their upcoming issue.
When I sent that email in the summer I never would have thought it would turn into anything. But it did, and I am incredible thankful.
My friend, Megan Adams Brooks, was also included, which made it even sweeter.
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