One of my favorite lines from one of my favorite movies. Perhaps it is because of the perpetual soundbite with the voice of James Earl Jones. The Field of Dreams was such a ridiculously satisfying fantasy.
The wonderful inspirational moral about that leap of faith. Build a baseball diamond in a cornfield and the undead, unsung heroes will come back and play for your personal enjoyment. You will save your farm because people will line up and pay a fortune to share this fantasy.
The leap of faith into the unknown. I look at my sister, Shazza. She started her business on a leap of faith and she is now enjoying this wonderful journey. Her store, idiosyncrazies is the coolest store ever!
As for me, I decided to invest a little in my art stuff. I purchased some displays, invested in some giclee printing and all of a sudden things are happening. I did not plan, I did not solicit, but I've been invited to an invitational show, asked to teach adult classes and I've been getting checks! I sold an original at the Degas show and a print at the school benefit.
Oh and I need them because I have agreed to a pay freeze (because we teachers are supposedly overpaid welfare queens), I have a kid in college and another kid who is a talented, traveling musician. She is going to Hawaii and was invited to play in Europe and oh (I have to pay for it)
A wise man, Robert Andriulli, once told me "Do not go out and look for showing opportunities. Wait until they come looking for you."
I never expect to live from the proceeds of my art making habit, but it's nice to get a few bucks and a little recognition.