'C'mon..... Momma needs a new pair of shoes!'
I laugh because what I'm saying is ridiculous, but also because it's true. This year has been nothing but trouble, loss, disappointment, and just a lot of work. I've been waiting to get a new pair of boots for winter... but I can't quite seem to keep any money in my checking account.
I'm taking a gamble tonight that this is going to be it. This is the moment when everything is going to change for the better. I know it. I can feel it. There's a little red dent in my skin from pressing my palm into this necklace. My grandmother sent it to me with a note.
'Auspicious times are near," I try to massage the ache out of my sternum. 'But luck is decided, not by chance.'
I put down the remainder of my cash on the table and take a deep breath. I hope she's right.
The FORTUNE Exhibition includes a collection of gilded, limited edition prints by 80+ artists from around the globe. The artwork is inspired by concepts of fortune, prosperity, and luck, as well as superstitions, good luck charms, rituals, Karma, Chinese New Year and many other cultural concepts of being lucky. Each piece of artwork is hand printed and foiled on art paper with the option of a 2017 hanging wall calendar-- bringing a bit of luck to all of us in the coming year!
Fortune Artists Include: A. Sparrow, Adam S Doyle, Agnieszka Grochalska, Alex Dos Diaz, Alexxander Dovelin, Ameorry Luo, Andrew Kolb, Angela An, Angela Rizza, Ashley Hohnstein, Audrey Gonzalez, Caitlin Ono, Camille Chew, Caroline Dougherty, Catherine Ho, Chan Chau, Christina Berglund, Christina Chung, Christine Almeda, Dana Rune, Daniel Shaffer, Elisabeth Baumgartner, Elly Amelia, Emily Cheeseman, Emma Trithart, Florian Pichon, German Selim Shible, Grace (Seong Eun) Macfarlane, Ha Gyung Lee, Helen Mask, James Firnhaber, Jana Heidersdorf, Jeff Langevin, Jenn Tran, Jenna Andersen, Jenna Kass, Jessica Roux, Joe Casanova, John Kim, Joshua Fetzer, Julianna Brion, Kaeti Vandorn, Karina Rehrbehn, Kat Philbin, Kate O'Hara, Katherine Henri, Katlyn Griffin, Kendall Quack, Kevin Hong, Kevin Jay Stanton, Kevin VQ Dam, Kim Ku, Kora C., La Scarlatte (Pauline Teunissen), Leonard Peng, Lindsay Nohl, Lissa Treiman, Liz Pulido, Lynn Scurfield, Marika Paz, Marloes De Vries, Micaela Dawn, Monica Amneus, Nate Hillyer, Nicole Miles, Nicole Xu, Phoenix Chan, Priscilla Boatwright, Rhea Ewing, Rory Phillips, Sam Schechter, Shelby Hersleff, Stephanie Cost, Trisha Previte, Viv Tanner, Vivian Ng, Wenting Li, Xiao Qing Chen, Yinfan Huang and Yoshi Yoshitani.