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