Can we talk about today for a minute?! This must be my year of everything BIG!
I was selected to be the featured artist at this morning's Arts KC Regional Arts Council 5th Annual Inspiration Breakfast. With this honor, comes the task of making 50 centerpieces and speaking to a crowd of around 500 people about your journey as an artist and how ArtsKC has helped. I was in the ballroom of Intercontinental Hotel sewing the final bags at midnight, got up at 5am in full attire and makeup and gave my speech. All I remember was saying "good morning ya'll!" and rocking out from there.
My 10 minutes came to an end and I had an immediate standing ovation from everyone in the room! And talked to almost everyone after the event…and when I tell you that there were some important people there…child, I can't even begin to tell it.
Sonie Ruffin knew who I was! Sean Kelley remembered me from a KCAI Pro Practice, all because I looked him in the eye years ago and said world dominance was the only option for me lol. CEO's, artists, board members, elected officials..wow. I didn't think my story would move people the way it did, let alone have people crying, but I'm glad it did for an amazing cause.
I can't say this enough, but you never know who is paying attention…just make sure what they are observing, is inspiring -WM
Check out this video of myself and other artists talking about Arts KC Regional Arts Council! ---> http://vimeo.com/111011575