Lesson #1 Brick Lane Gallery or What I Learned About Setting Up A Show in the UK

For the last year and a half I've been envisioning London. I've always been an Anglophile in some way shape or form enjoying BBCOne or waiting with baited breath about this season's installment of Doctor Who. So when an email popped open last Wednesday with an invitation to be part of an upcoming show from Brick Lane Gallery located in London I literally fell off my office chair. BIG boom. 

The show is called Works On Paper and will run from September 28th thru October 9th. It took me two days to get my mind together and now that the work has been submitted I wanted to share the 5 most important lessons I learned during this process. Here's the first:

1. Surprise Surprise - Why?

In all recent dealings with my art I am constantly amazed at how much I want to be known for my creativity but doubt when that notoriety occurs! My focus since 2009 has been on attaining that type of notoriety and I have devoted energy, time and most of all worked on my dream everyday since then. I practice a silent self deprecation wondering if too much grinning will snatch my professional edges and put me back in my place.

Lesson #1 - You get what you ask for. No one is an "overnight success". EVER. Don't be fooled. If you envision it. It will happen. That old saying, 'Be careful what you ask for!', is written all over this. Don't be surprised when what you've asked for comes your way. If you've worked for it WHY shouldn't it be yours to claim?

Check out my FB page VeeDraws The Brick Lane Gallery invite and my Instagram feed for more. (Click on the italicized words to link to more info) 

Read Lesson #2...More to follow on Tuesday, September 20th

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