It's been months of waiting: The application process, the juried selection process, the proofing,the re-proofing, and finally waiting to receive my copies of the book.
When it finally arrived, I could barely contain my excitement.
The heavy package still unopened, I arrived at my mom's house and told her I had a surprise for her.
Puzzled, she began to unwrap it to reveal two copies of the same book: International Contemporary Artists Vol VIII. One for me, one for her.
When she saw they were art books she was ecstatic.
But when she saw that her daughter's work had been published in one of the pages, well, she was over the moon with happiness. And so was I.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art making process can be a vehicle for empowerment.
I am living proof.