Lately I’ve really diversified, from painting pet portraits, to colored pencil princesses, from mandala saws, to a racer resume, I’ve done what I’ve needed to get by.
It’s been 10 days since I last posted a blog post. Not exactly on schedule, I know, but I’ve been up to a few different things. In the last four days, here’s what I’ve completed (click the image to view larger):
I feel like in the last week I have finally decided to take this full time art career a little bit more seriously. For three days in a row I just sat down and painted for 10+ hrs, averaging about $6 an hour. I know that doesn’t seem like much, but I am happy and able to cover all of my bills.
I finished a couple projects and have started to tackle a few more that I have put off for months, even YEARS. In the process I have damaged my reputation as reliable, trustworthy, and as a professional. I have sabotaged myself and my company. I fell into a hole that I thought that I could never return from… until now.
Even though it’s painful, even though it’s hard, and even though my pit of despair seems endlessly deep, I am slowly beginning to climb my way out of the hole I have created.
Every piece I create, I creep out of the hole a little bit more.
Every piece I create, I have the chance to build on my experience.
Every piece I create, I have the opportunity to rebuild a reputation that I have destroyed.
Every piece I create, brings me a greater peace of mind.
Every piece I create, reduces the stress in my life.
Every piece I create, adds a little more color to a world of gray
For the first time in a long time, I finally see how I can make it as an artist. It’s required some sacrifices, a big one was downsizing my financial responsibilities, but it’s so worth it. At the end of the day I am my own boss, and I am doing work that satisfies my soul.
So stay tuned folks, I’m on a roll and I am going to do everything in my power to keep the ball rolling and create some amazing pieces of artwork.
I am grateful for:
My friends who have stood by my side
Patience from my very understanding clients
Oliver and our exciting future (just going to Thanksgiving in SF)
Inspiration and motivation
My furkids (Nike, Floyd, Lou, Phin, Salt, Trix, and Sid)