This morning I was surrounded by art, to me that is such a wonderful way to spend any amount of time. This was work done by high school students and pieces that on March 24 I was apart of judging. On that day it seemed impossible to narrow down the sea of artwork to just a few, but somehow the other two judges and I made it happen.
It was incredible to see the work on the walls of the gallery in their true glory. I even got to meet some of the talented young artist. One in particular was so excited I would be surprised if her feet were touching the ground. I found myself jealous of her because she has a whole world yet to be discovered. Next year she will be going to college in New York City to become an animator. Not only will her class rooms be filled with talented artists, but she will also be in an epicenter of the art world.
Someday, I hope to catch her name in the credits of a movie, or to later find out that a new cartoon was created by her. I hope college is more than she ever dreamed it could be and she makes it her own. Maybe someday she will be sitting at a high school art show talking to an energetic young artist and she will think back to when I was talking to her and remember where she started.
Now, excuse me while I search for the addresses of the people who inspired me when I had no clue what it meant to be a working artist.
Tomorrow will be a little bit easier and I will become a stronger me everyday.