Doing what I am meant to do…

It’s been a while since I last posted, mostly due to the fact that the last part of the summer I was absolutely slammed with art camps, shows, getting my 5 year old ready for kindergarten, all while managing gallery inventory, creating new works for my fall 2012 collection, and trying to get at least 8 hours of sleep at night. whew.

It’s alot to manage. But somehow amidst the chaos of it all there is a calmness in my heart because I know that I am doing what I am meant to do with my life, and it’s a wonderful feeling. From as young as I can remember, I have always been an artist at heart. I remember sitting in my aunt Betty’s sunroom using watercolors for the first time, and that feeling of being the creator of something, and watching the painting come to life. But most of us love art as a child, then we grow up and move on. For me, creating remains a lifelong love. I never thought that I would actually be a painter one day and sell my artwork for thousands of dollars to collectors, or become a best-selling nationally published artist with prints available in retail locations coast to coast, or meet all of the wonderful people along the way.  But it has happened. And I am grateful.

I have some exciting news on the horizon that I can’t reveal just yet, but will I wanted to share some pictures from Art Effects—a recent fundraiser for the Maury Regional Healthcare Foundation— that I had the honor of being Featured Artist, and also was voted People’s Choice artist!  Over 450 people attended this year and it’s one of my all time favorites. I don’t know if it’s because of the small town atmosphere, the setting, (the show is held at the historic Memorial Building in beautiful downtown Columbia, TN), or just the people, but it’s definitely up there on the shows that I enjoy the most. Great people, great sales, great weekend.


Me at my booth this year at Art Effects

One Response to Doing what I am meant to do…

  1. Stephanie Alexander August 23, 2012 at 1:47 am #

    Deann,
    Congratulations! You should be proud of all you’ve done. You are such a talented woman, and to be doing what you love, is truly a blessing.

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