Today I just found out that a long-awaited for career opportunity has fallen through. Many months ago I had applied to be an international artist resident in New York at an organization called NARS. At the time I thought I had a decent chance of being awarded a place as I had previously applied, gotten on the short list and was encouraged by the program director to apply again. Am I disappointed? Yes, of course. Do I think this is the end of the road? No way!
Ironically this post I wrote while I was in New York almost 2 months ago predicted this moment when I said,
“I’m here in NYC right now and about halfway through my time here. I’ve met up with so many people; clients, editors, photographers, artists, producers, etc.
Last night I had the major realization that I can no longer wait for permission. The Fine Art world is perceived to be exclusive, rarefied and unreachable. This may be so but I can’t continue to view others as gatekeepers. Instead of waiting for someone to accept or approve of me I can actually create those opportunities. The whole time I was holding myself back. I’ve been applying for various opportunities and waiting to hear back from them. Then it clicked for me that I can choose another route. The perception of the obstacle is more powerful than the obstacle itself.”
That’s right! I am the co-creator of my destiny and start will planning my own course. I hope you’ll be involved and will post more details as they come!