Portland Art Museum's Third Annual Monster Drawing Rally

Tomorrow night, I am participating in the third annual Portland Art Museum's Monster Drawing Rally.  This year the Portland Art Museum will host 75 artists to make art for charity. Every piece of art will be a flat price of $35 and all proceeds will be going to free school and youth programs through the art museum.  The event starts at 6 pm and there will be 25 artists working simultaneously and the next batch of artists start at 7 pm. I'm in the 8 pm slot!

I have to admit, I am VERY nervous about this event because I suffer from painting in front of others. My stomach is already in knots and have already started to sweat. It's a challenge to make something meaningful and beautiful in front of strangers. I put everything into my work, and having people watch scares me.  Art is something you can't hide from. When I applied, I knew the terms, and knew I would need to make art quickly and in front of strangers.

You would think that I would be a pro, since I make art every day and I share it with basically the world.  I am still scared. This is good for me because I should be facing my fears more often. I should be taking more chances. I should be and need to be brave tomorrow.

So I'll be wearing my lucky necklace tomorrow. It's a necklace that Tim gave me back in college. He was working at Starbucks and saved up 6 months of tips to buy it for me for Christmas.  It was when we first started dating and I was head over heels in love, but was overwhelmed by such an incredibly thoughtful gift. I don't really wear much jewelry, but it makes me feel grateful and safe.

Details are below!

Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park, Portland, OR 97205 

Hours: 6-9
Museum Court Yard

The art (the best part) is part of my making art everyday project and this is day 194. To read more about this awesome project click here

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