I am both sad and happy to report that I am moving out of my studio at Poudre Studio Artists & Galleries; tomorrow I’ll be turning in my keys. I’ve been there for 2 1/2 years now, doing marketing, making art, and, at times, acting as treasurer and gallery administrator for the group. It’s been a lot of work, a lot of fun, a lot of highs and a lot of lows. I’ve made friends and connections within the Fort Collins business and art communities and I’ve ruffled lots of feathers. I don’t regret any of it, for it’s helped me define more clearly who I am and what I want to accomplish with my life.
Some of the things I learned and ideas that were reinforced in my mind:
- First impressions? Go with your gut.
- Nothing gets done if you are afraid to speak up and rattle a few cages.
- You never know until you ask. (or “throw it against the wall and see what sticks”)
- And grandma’s favorite saying, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” still rings true.
I gave it my all, folks, just like I do with most things I touch. I wish everybody over at PSA the best of luck as they continue to grow and evolve. I look forward to being part of the visiting public on First Fridays in the future!