As most of you know, I had my opening for my Inkscapes solo exhibition a week ago today at Midoma. It turned out to be fantastic and I"m still grinning from it.
There's nothing that can compare to showing your work in person for people to explore and witness how they are visually impacted by each piece. I have to admit that I even take it for granted since I share a lot of what I do on Instagram and Facebook, but seeing them adorn a wall takes the Inkscapes to a whole new level.
I also had a chance to explain my process to everyone as I got a lot of questions about how I make the Inkscapes. I don't think people realized how much of a labor intensive process it is even though it appears to be a pretty simple process but they enjoyed learning my method behind the concept and what motivated me to create them.
But I have to say the best part about the whole night was just meeting and greeting supportive friends and newcomers. It means the most to me when people take the time out of their busy schedules to stop by and show some love for what I do. I love hearing their interpretations of my work and how they respond to each Inkscapes' color palette. One of the highlights for me was when a dear friend bought one of my works and told me how she had wanted to have the piece in her home so that her sons could see it and be inspired to pursue their own artistic passions. She wanted to show them how necessary and important it was to pursue the things that make you happy. For her to want to do that is one of the highest compliments one could ever give me and I'm incredibly humbled by it. It is a testament to the power of art.
Inkscapes will be on display at Midoma until May 29th.