When you have a dream you have to be both committed and work to make you dream a reality. In 2014, I entered into PPA International Photo Competition. That was the first competition I have every entered and one of the three photos received a good ranking, but not an 80. I did not let this stop me.
In February of 2015, I entered three works of art to be considered for exhibition with the City of Bowie's Art Commission. I was not sure what was going to happen, but I wanted to try. On March 23, 2015 all three pieces when on exhibit with he theme "Flora and Fauna" and ended the year with "Seasons".
Taking changes and not holding on to your work can be the greatest challenge for an artist. This means allowing someone who does not know you or your work to judge, critique, and but a value on your work can be both rewarding and disappointing, but you have to use these experiences as a way to grow, become more creative and constant practice.