Sunday, July 13, 2014

Art gives Energy to our Dreams

Ok so for a very long while if anyone ever said to me "why don't you just do art full time as a living" I have poo poo'd it and run myself down by saying "I often think it's only my friends and family buying my art, because they feel sorry for me". In fact I used this very sentence yesterday when out to lunch with two lovely ladies.

I am not sure what is holding me back. Is it because I don't think I'm good enough? Is it because I don't have a degree in Fine Arts (thinking that that must qualify me to make art full time)? Is it because I'm afraid to fail? Or is it because I don't want to sound like I have a massive ego?

I'd check all of those boxes above and more...

So I've decided I need to change my way of thinking. I need to change my wording to something more positive like - "I have a dream and one day I will fulfill that dream. However it is going to take lots of energy and lots of work and each day is a step towards becoming a full time artist". See it already makes me feel better just typing those words.

I have also made a commitment to myself, to do something every day, towards reaching that goal. Even if it's something small, it is still something significant to me.

So enough of the personal info, and on to some recent artwork.

Titled - Frida and Friends
She is 20 x 24 inches
and so thankful for her
gorgeous friends

close up of  her friends

and of course I couldn't resist a little 

As always thanks for taking
the time to read my blog

ps please check out this awesome Netherlands artist  Patricia Derks who's portraiture work I have just discovered. O M G her use of colour in her paintings is something I aspire towards.

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