Mary Philpotts McGrath and the Milestones

Mary Philpotts painted today.
She painted with the others that came to Ho'omalahia with the Hawaii Watercolor Society.

She painted all day and I joined the group late. She painted after everyone left.

Before I left I talked to Mary about her successes.
She told me she won the Hawaiin Graphic award
at the Annual Watercolor Society Show.

Then without hesitation she began to encourage me.
She asked if I'd entered any shows. She urged me
to enter the Japanese Chamber of Commerce show.
Then she explained something that I needed to hear.

She said that artists need milestones. Points in their creative
life where they can pinpoint success even if it is merely in
the effort of submitting work. The process of filling out the submission form and framing the art work and delivering the
pieces to the location and meeting the other artists is essential to creating that much needed milestone.

Below are 4 watercolors that Mary painted in Tahiti recently (wow)!

Take it from Mary, you have to get there early, and stay late and paint. You have to
submit your work and create the milestones. You have to get your work out there to be seen.
The MILESTONES are important.

Thank you Mary Philpotts for being around today when I needed to hear just those words.

1 comment:

  1. Wow Rebecca, thanks to you and to Mary. Creating milestones is great wisdom for artists. It's too easy to forget how far we've come without them.


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