Sometimes you just have to try. We were at a local County Fair the other weekend. There were only a few sales but we had a great time nonetheless and made friends with the other vendors. There was however -- KARAOKE. I had never sung karaoke before but I decided that I should try it. So I was the first one to sign up. In honor of my hard-working husband, without whom there would be no art business, I sang the Beatles, "All my Loving," At first it was awkward because I started singing early and doing the timing right to coordinate with the screen was not so easy. But my voice held and many people said how much they enjoyed my singing. Now why am I telling you this? Because going public with your art is the same thing. I spoke to three people (who happened to be vendors) who were artists and wanted to get their art to the next level. One did fantastical combinations, such as of the sun and the moon. One did otherworldly creatures. A third did animal pictures and anime characters. One thing I suggested to all of them was to start showing their art on a website. I recommend a free blog to begin with. I started going public with my art using Blogger, but there is also Wordpress and many others. You can then consider sharing your art with the wider community with Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr. Next you can think about submitting your art to group shows using CAFE. Join your local artist association and get into local shows. Think about doing art fairs and local events. For free, you can join Art Fair Insiders which can give you both advice and the inside scoop on whether a given Art Show is going to be good for you. Don't be shy! Take the plunge and share your great art with the world!