Saturday, August 1, 2009

Meeting My Muse!

I attended the Craft Super Show today in Orlando.  Although it was a little more Scrappy & Crafty than Artsy, it was still a sweet treat.  I met an artist, who's art I grew up with hanging in the halls and all over the walls. Mary Engelbreit! She was my mother's most favorite artist of all time...besides me :)!  And though my mom has sadly past away, Mary's artwork still hangs from the walls of my childhood home.  Her inspirational art will always be an influence to me.

Mary told her story of how she got started, drawing as a child, working several artsy jobs, contributing to greeting cards, then starting her own company and so on.  Her journey to success was just what I needed to hear.  During these irritable economic times, thoughts often cross my mind if I should pack up the paint brushes and paint and join the outside workforce. 

And then she said it.... ME, the Queen of Everything said...

 "There are lots of ways to make a living making art".  

My ahhhha ha ha moment.... My living CAN be made with paper, pencils, paint & paste, some imagination and a whole lot of faith!  Mary's words of wisdom gave me hope that I am doing what I need to be doing, and if I paint it, they will come. :)



Excuse the blurry photos... 
Where is my photo-genius sister when I need her?


And now I begin my collection of ME on the walls and in the halls!



So folks that's it for the Saturday Evening Post....
I am off to the Farmers Market for a nice hot & steamy Sunday morning!

A Big Fat Thank You for Taking the Time!  :) xoxoxo - Kim

Welcoming Other Words of Wisdom... Leave me a note below! :) 

6 comments:

PBsArtStudio said...

I wanted to go to that show but i had to work, I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it. So great that you met Mary E, She's one of my favorite artists! :)Patti

Kathianne said...

Thanks for this post. Don't hang up the paint brushes! Your work is beautiful and I am so glad I found your blog!

Mechelle Harrison said...

I was just in Orlando last week and saw the billboard for the Craft Show. I wish I could have attended event. We left to go back home to Georgia. What a treat to meet Mary Engelbreit!!

debbie said...

How lucky to meet Mary! Her artwork always cheers me up and I love the craft poster. Good luck with your endeavors.

Amberbop said...

Ooh how cool! I'm jealous. That Mary, she's a genius. Thanks so much for sharing.

TheClassy Woman said...

I head the show was great this year! My friend got to go to the show but I had just arrived back in Orlando after travelling and was wiped out!

That is so awesome that you got to meet Mary! :) I love that photo at the end of your post will all of the peppers! It makes me want to go to the WP farmer's market this Sat. Maybe I will....