My artist friend says “yes”.
He’s the sculptor I was telling you about in yesterday’s post (click here to be taken to that post).
This past weekend, he went into New York City and did a Gallery Crawl. He went from gallery to gallery looking at artwork, meeting and greeting gallery owners and personnel, and talking to the patrons who happened to be at the galleries viewing the exhibitions.
He told me that he met a photographer whose work was innovative and her printing process was fresh and interesting.
For nearly an hour they chatted about their art; then, when she and her friends were leaving, she turned to my friend and said “You’re coming with us to dinner, right?”
I don’t know about you, but my first reaction would have been to thank them for the offer but beg off saying that I had a long train ride home. My reasoning would have been that I didn’t really know them (only the photographer just a little bit and her friends not at all), I was by myself, I was in New York City….
But my friend said, “Yes.”
He didn’t end up staying long because of the train ride, but he did spend enough time to make a good connection with several new art friends.
And, as he told me, you never know who knows who and what other connections will arise from this impromptu dinner invitation.
Your homework today is to just say “yes!”, especially to things you’ve been hesitating over. Just say yes, go slowly (at your own pace) so that you can opt out if you see it isn’t quite what you thought it would be. That way there will be little to no “harm” to you–and, you never know what you may discover or what connection you’ll make!
You can do it!
I’m proud of all the steps you’re taking!
You’re Friend and Pep Pal,