I woke up early this morning, the next Pig Barn Gallery show on my mind. Last week I became a sponsor with the Washington County Cheese Tour so I could spread the word about the show through their event. But that meant I had to have the invitations done for the show by the end of August and this morning I was still waiting to hear from two artists whether they would be in the show or not.
So instead of lying awake in bed and worrying about it, I got up and logged onto Vistaprint to get the invitations started. I used Vistaprint for the last invitation with little problem, but this morning I just couldn’t figure out how to download the print for the back of the card. After an hour I gave up and decided to call my friend Diane for help. In the past I would have worked all day, getting nowhere, before asking for help. But I’ve found, as they say, when you ask for help, it comes.
First Chung-ah Park (a potter) left a message saying she was interested in being in the show. Then Diane came over and helped me figure out the invitations (I’m not quite done, but getting there). After that Susan Leader (another potter) emailed me that she also wanted to be a part of the exhibit.
By the evening everything had fallen into place. I think part of the reason asking for help works is that when you get desperate or strong enough to ask, you are really willing to do what it takes to make it happen.