Indianapolis Museum of Art - Monster Drawing Rally

Thursday night I painted in front of a crowd for the first time ever. To say that I was nervous would be an understatement. When I walked up to the museum and saw the huge crowd, I thought I was going to be sick. I almost turned around and went straight home. Luckily, Colin was there to push me through the door. :) The event was The Monster Drawing Rally at the Indianapolis Museum of Art - a fundraiser and community night that gives local artists the opportunity to support IMA programming. Sixty some artists participated by doing as many drawings/pieces as they could within an hour. And all the art was then for sale immediately at a flat fee of $35.

When I sat down at the table to start, my hand was shaking. People were hovering and watching as I made my first marks on the page. And it took about 5 minutes for me to stop noticing *them* so much and instead focus on what I was making.

I ended up creating two pieces that both sold before they even made it to the display wall. (Yay!) And the night was so much fun! I was proud of myself for going through with it even though I was scared. Yay again for pushing past our comfort zones!

Penelope Dullaghan IMA Monster Art Rally Penelope Dullaghan IMA Monster Art Rally Penelope Dullaghan IMA Monster Art Rally Penelope Dullaghan IMA Monster Art Rally

(Last three pictures by Sky Blue Window.)