I started this journey knowing I could draw and being as humble as anyone could be about it. I was very quiet and not overly outgoing. I drew a lot when I was growing up never thinking I was anything special. People would compliment me and I would brush it off. People would tell me "you could sell that!" and I thought "ya right".
Eventually I decided that if fantasy art was my passion ,and it is, I should try to make selling it work. I found out how to be a vendor at events and started off on my way. I have a mentor that pushed me and showed me how to present myself. I found that people really did like my art. The compliments no longer fell on def ears. I found my Faerie family at different events and started dressing as my art. I started playing with the Faerie Smasher and mingling with the vendors. As I met people through the day at events I would find them later at the Masquerades and "gather" them around me as we would laugh and play.
Even through all this I thought I was the person I had started the journey as. I stood there in my stripped Faerie Queen dress and told someone that I was shy and a wallflower. She looked at me and told me that I needed to look in the mirror. I had changed and I didn't know it. That I was not projecting the person that I saw as me in my head to others anymore. I had grown. With that realization I have a new look on myself and my artwork and where I want to go!
I am still humble about my art. I can always grow and learn more which is exciting. But now I can be my new self the confident, happy, and outgoing person that I am today. I still have TONS to learn but now I can continue my journey knowing that I have blossomed and I like what I turned into.