Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Here It Is!

Look what came in the post today!  It's not a tin, it's a big old box with my painting on the front.
Inside it has a set of watercolour media, a mixing palette, a cd with the tutorials on, and some tracing sheets plus paper so Joe Public can recreate my picture.  And if you look closely on the inner lid, there's my name - can you guess that I am excited?

It's been a long hard slog for someone who was told in their youth to not bother to pursue a career in art as I 'would never be good enough'. Seeing myself described as a professional artist on a set like this made by a huge company is very, very satisfying.
It's a shame the people under whose noses I would like to wave this are long gone, but that doesn't detract from the fact I got there in the end.  I do wish I hadn't wasted so many years working as a secretary and trying to suppress my true vocation, which is probably why I am so prolific now - got a lot of catching up to do!


Magpie Magic said...

I am so happy for you. The box looks brilliant and they've chosen the perfect picture for the front (the big one...) LOL xoxoxo

Gretel said...

Oh well done, how wonderful - a proud moment indeed!

Sue Doran said...

Wow, it looks terrific! What a great moment for you. I still want one of these sets even though it's a box instead of a tin. They weren't in Smiths at the weekend but I'll keep my eyes peeled :-)

I had almost exactly the same experience, my art teacher told me I had "the wrong attitude". I had secretarial and admin jobs for twenty odd years before I finally entered into the creative realm for a living.

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