Friday, January 21, 2011

Here I Am

Life can be tricky.  You have dreams, expectations, carefully laid out plans, and somewhere along the way they get lost in all the mess of just living! When i finished college i thought my art career would begin.  Like a red carpet laid out before me, or better yet, follow the yellow brick road to all that awaits.  What they don't tell you is that its damn hard being an artist.  All i have ever wanted to do in life is paint, create and sell my work.  I didn't choose an art degree because i thought it would be fun to sit and draw and paint, i choose an art degree because i wanted to take my talent to the next level.  I wanted to learn how to create a work of art that people would want in their homes, galleries, and businesses.  So after i finished college i went out and did just that, Nope!  I taught.  I taught art class to wee little ones and my art, my creating, was pushed to the wayside.  I'm sure you are wondering when all this babbling is going to come to some conclusion, or maybe even end!  Well, your out of luck!  This is just the beginning, the beginning of a series of fulfilling my dreams.  This is the start of my sit and reflect series.  This first painting i wanted to start with the word FULFILL.

Fulfill: to carry out order; to satisfy something

Im done putting off tomorrow what i can fulfill today.  I have been contemplating what my power word was going to be this year.  I even had another painting, that i mulled over for days, with the word create.  I knew it was not right because i could not post it here and share it with you because i knew deep down that was not the word i wanted.  Fulfill means taking action on a promise to yourself. Words are powerful when we put them into action.  This is just what i am doing!

Here I Am
11 x 14
oil on panel
Print $25 


  1. Your work and your whole blog - simply beautiful!!!

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words! I really enjoy your paper perks blog!! I saw an artist in carmel california last year that used paper to create an was astonding....when i saw your work i felt like i had been taken back to that moment!!

  3. First of all let me just say that I'm so glad for Carrie too! Because without her I wouldn't have found your fabulous blog. :) I see so much sincerity and heart here not only in your work but also in your words. I hope you find the success you're looking for and also the fulfillment of your dreams. :) Your work is lovely and touching and I know you will achieve a lot with it. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the wonderful comment you left me. Totally made my day! :):)