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!
(Last three pictures by Sky Blue Window.)