Why do I create?
When I create art, I am not doing it with a business mindset. I see a bird fly overhead, listen to a hauntingly beautiful song or drink the world’s most amazing cup of chai tea and I get inspired. I love nature and I love fantasy. The idea that I can take myself wherever I want to go or be whoever I want to be, that is what motivates me to continue to create. I love showing people a piece of me that I can’t even see myself unless I am creating. To share something beautiful with the world or even with one person…that is what makes me the happiest.
-George Bernard Shaw
Sample of prizes previously won. Prizes can be an excellent way to get feedback and exposure for your art. However, it is important to remember not to put as much stock in them. Passion and creativity should always come first.