It’s still true today!
‘The Poet’ by Constance Baltuck
I am not exaggerating when I tell you my sister Constance is a famous Alaska artist. After all, she has a show hanging in the Alaska State Museum at this very moment, with several of her paintings in its permanent collection. She was also just invited to show at the prestigious Artforte Gallery in Pioneer Square in Seattle. (BTW, my walls are decked with early Baltucks, and Con has promised me their value will skyrocket after she dies.)
She felt these opportunities had dropped into her lap out of the blue. But how many paintbrushes did she wear out preparing for this ‘sudden’ success? For thirty years she has steadily produced beautiful art, selling out show after show. The key phrase here is “After all…” Yes, after all the hard work and promotion and never never never giving up, she has ‘suddenly’ hit the big time.
On the other side of the…
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