Okay, so this post is maybe a touch on the late side (10 days), but Happy New Year!! I want to thank everyone for your support of Sabrina Ehlert Art, whether its following my Instagram or Facebook pages, following my website, coming out to painting events, or purchasing my work. You’re contributions and support are a big reason why I love being an artist and why I continue to work tirelessly to get my work out where it can be seen and enjoyed.
2018 was a big year for me.
I moved my studio into a larger space and started creating work on a larger scale. I quit my part-time job in order to focus 100% of my time and energy on my art. I participated in a number of art shows and festivals including the RAW Artists Showcase, Denver Arts Festival, Aspen Arts Festival, and Arvada Arts and Ales Festival. I hosted paint nights at several new locations including Crystal Springs Brewing Company, Twisted Pines Brewing Company, Longtucky Spirits, Lefthand Brewing Company, Wibby, and others. I’ve gotten to meet a lot of new people, many of whom discovered my work through my Main St. studio location as well as the different festivals this past year.
When I look back at the past year, I sometimes cannot believe how unimaginably fortunate I’ve been to be able to do what I’ve done as an artist. Even the days when I feel like I’m just banging my head against the wall, someone will end up coming into the studio and remind me that there is a greater purpose. So, if you’re here, your reading this, looking at pictures of my work, etc. I thank you!
Looking ahead to 2019…
I did a lot last year, and a part of me whats to try to do even more this year but more sometimes isn’t necessarily better. What I’d like to do is have a greater impact doing what I’ve been doing, making and showing art, hosting painting events, etc. Rather than focus so much energy on growing, I want to work on being a stronger artist and showing more love to the people who follow and support my work rather than constantly trying to find new people.
I took a hiatus from painting events late last year, and I’m looking to start-up again with an event at St. Vrain Cidery next month in February! This year rather than trying to see how many events I can fit into a week or month, which lead to massive burn out, I want to host fewer events and have them be super awesome and fun where people are excited for the next one. To that end, I’m encouraging more feedback and input as what people might want to see in a painting event, and I will be setting up opportunities for you all to provide your input.
I’m looking forward to 2019 being an awesome year where I get to make even more art, and meet more people, and hopefully have more opportunity to share what I do with all of you!