Not because we have to, but because we choose to. That is the answer. Helping one another is a choice. Taking an interest in one another is something we choose. I am blessed to have people in my life who choose to support, cheer, guide, and enable me to succeed in my goals as an artist. Thank YOU! Recently a friend and I chatted back and forth on facebook where I eventually asked her ...see post from my facebook fan club page here below.
Robin Maria Pedrero: Are there any galleries near you
so I can have a business goal & make a trip to see you?
Julaine: Missoula has a TON of galleries. Helena has a clay artists guild that is visited by people from all over the country every summer. And there are picture postcard views in every direction.
Robin Maria Pedrero: any suggestions on a direction for who is approachable, reliable, and successful?
Julaine: Hmmm. Well, let me kind of check around for you. I know there are a couple of places that have been here for as long as I can remember and always have fresh stuff. That would indicate success and reliability, no?
I got a call from Julaine asking me for the best place to view my artwork online as she was in a gallery telling them about my work! I gave her http://www.gallery523.com/ as it has links to this blog, and my shops. I am just so touched that after our conversation she went out and scouted on my behalf! Then I received a packet of information in the mail from her visit to the galleries. As a token of my appreciation I intend to give her a gift of my art. She selected about 11 favorites. "Purple Woods" will be shipped to her with gratitude.
My next post I will share a story on the benefits of a reciprocal relationship with an artist.