Enjoying my heart

It’s great to live anywhere that appreciates art.

  • You have to understand that this is all new to me, as well as the urban life of Seattle is the home I regularly wanted, but it still takes some getting used to.

I grew up in a small midwestern town, where the most overpriced thing about education was high school football. Anyone who wasn’t an athlete didn’t go to school, or do anything other than work on a ranch. I wanted to be a journalist, or an artist, or a writer, or even a painter. So you can only imagine how refreshing it was to transport to a stadium like Seattle, WA. For decades Seattle has been a beacon for artists of all stripes, as well as I felt welcomed as soon as I moved here. That said, there is a lot of competition in all the artistic pursuits, so it’s difficult to make a living with your art in Seattle at the start. I had to build up my skill set, as well as my reputation in the Seattle art scene, so to make ends meet in the meantime I started working in a cannabis dispensary. The only scene more vibrant around here than the art scene is the cannabis industry, which is thriving. There are even several Seattle dispensaries that will showcase local artists on their walls! Alas, the dispensary where I work doesn’t do that, but maybe if I’m persistent enough they will start. I care about my work, but if I want to make it in the Seattle art world I need to start getting my work out there where people can see it.
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