Today turned out to be a really happy day.
We did a live mural/doodling/painting show at rockwell.
I'm not exactly the type who likes to be watched
while working on a piece, but this one was okay.
After getting used to so much "professionalism" in the creative field, I kind of learned how to not care about what people think of my work anymore, so long as I get the client/director/whoever is in charge's approval, or if i know that what I did is good for my portfolio. Also, I tend to get too critical about.. well, a lot of things.
I forgot how good it feels to hear genuinely nice words from random people passing by upon seeing your work.
Earlier today while I was painting, a mom who was with her five year old daughter walked up to me and said "my daughter really likes your work!" and smiled at us.
"Hi! What's your name?" I asked her
"Do you like to draw?"
"Yeah but I only like to draw with crayons.."
I talked to her and her mom for a bit and then after a while they had to go.
Before they left, KC shook my hand and said thank you.
That was one of the simplest but greatest rewards I've received in a while.
Day 2 coming up tomorrow! :)