I was getting some of my new prints together today when I needed to pull some atlas pages. When ever I get a new (old) book, I like to take a minute to look it over. I like to see what is inside. The condition it was left in by the original owner. I love running into the occasional note or pressed flower. It gives you a real since that it truly meant something to someone at a time that has gone by.
Today was the two atlas hard cover books that just arrived. I opened up the larger of the two and it went from being a simple old book that I was going to use as the base to all of my creations, and turned into a walk down a lane that I never took the time to think about before.
As I turned the pages I found myself saying..."I've sent one there, I've sent another one there" and so on. So I went and got piece of paper and decided to start a quick list and see at least a few of the places my work has traveled to. OMG....The list brought a smile to my face that I could not believe. And then I realized, like how haven't I already realized this, but can you truly imagine that some day your creations would be hanging all over the world? Well mine are and I am giving myself the moment to be so proud of this. So to all of those people that think I sit around all day and do nothing because they have no idea my wonderful hubby created a studio for me, these are some of the countries around the world that my work hangs in. Not bad for the artist in the country!
USA(FROM SEA TO SHINNING SEA) GREECE RUSSIA POLAND
FINLAND SWEDEN NORWAY GERMANY
IRELAND ITALY FRANCE CANADA
CHINA JAPAN ENGLAND SCOTLAND
BELGIUM AUSTRIA SWITZERLAND NETHERLANDS
DENMARK SPAIN MEXICO HUNGARY
TURKEY MOROCCO THAILAND KOREA
INDIA AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND BRAZIL
PERU CHILE VENEZUELA MADAGASCAR
I am sure there are many I left out but even this list leaves me tickled pink. My first one outside the US was Greece and it seemed to just roll from there. Be proud of something you have done and you will find self fulfillment where you may have least expected to....inside of you!
CREATE SOMETHING FABULOUS TODAY!