I Like It, But What’s Going On?

Very weird. All of these good things are happening to me all of a sudden. Which is quite unusual.

It’s like fate looked down on me and took pity upon my forlorn state, and my often joyless life. Ok, I’m exaggerating a bit, but not that much.

I met with the gallery owner at a new gallery opening up in Ashland. I had sent jpegs of my images to her, upon reading her ad concerning an open call for artists. I felt like it was a long shot, but she actually liked my art. She likes it enough, I found, to invite me into her gallery, and to send me a contract to sign! Very exciting.

Then, yesterday, I got a response to an internship position I had applied for over a month ago, and had forgotten about.

It’s an internship in social media marketing, for a company that makes Vegan/organic products. Not food, but skin care, and beauty products. They are up and coming, so it will be good to get involved early on, if I do eventually get hired.

Being an art major in college, did not prepare me for making a living in the ‘real’ world. I’m glad that I followed my dream, and that I’m finally getting some attention for my paintings. At the same time, being represented at a gallery doesn’t necessarily mean that I will make any money, let alone enough to survive on.



I must admit that I gave this man my card, and suggested that we go out for coffee. BUT, he did call me the next day, and ask me out. It’s my first date that I’ll be going on since my boyfriend of 8 years and myself broke up. Hopefully it will happen. I should not get too excited about this.

As I’ve written in the past, I tend to blow things out of proportion, and then they a) don’t happen, b) are a disappointment when they do…

I am going to toot my own horn, when I have the opportunity to do so. This kind of thing is definitely worth celebrating.

In Mix Cafe’ in Ashland, Oregon, warm, cozy and happy.



  1. Oh wow…! A gallery invite, a contract, an internship response, and a date – that’s a lot all in one go! Let yourself be happy about it, don’t question it all, just go with it and let yourself enjoy the good things that are happening right now. Congrats! 🙂
    Caz xx

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