I won!

I was recently awarded the Artivist of the Year award through Art Tour International Magazine. I flew to New York to accept the award which was broadcast live on a local NY station.

The next day I went to Barnes & Noble, and there it was! My work in Art Tour International magazine! Seriously so cool! Then I headed over the Grimandi Art Gallery to see my work in the digital exhibit that was up. It was an amazing night which led to being interviewed for a program called Art 2 Heart by the founder of the magazine. I got the opportunity to spend the rest of the evening over drinks and dinner talking about our paths as artists. I was so grateful to have the opportunity to get to really connect to a woman that I so admire.

I will share the link to the interview as soon as it airs.

About Anastacia Drake - Fine Artist

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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