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My artistic PATH has been life long.
Here I am in 2008 posing in front of my art quilt: Swan Party of Ten.
I had two quilts accepted into that show; I was very proud! I thought I truly “arrived”. That quilt went on to be juried into multiple National and International exhibitions; it has been retired for quite some time. Validation? Yes. Validation is important; however, I gradually discovered that this was merely a stepping stone. Eventually, this type of venue did not fulfill my dreams. I have redirected my energy to fine art and mixed media; It is all part of the journey.
The journey is the destiny.
Have you changed your course? Are you ready to reexamine your path? Let me know if you can relate to this. I love to receive comments.
I have a love/hate relationship with Face Book. On the one hand I love to watch the videos of animals! I also love to see what artists are up to. I do not LOVE the political rhetoric. Believe me….I DO have political opinions….but, I desperately avoid commenting and posting about political topics. Once in a while…IF it is “safe” I will….
What I do LOVE the most are poems, sayings, quotes or messages that are inline with my beliefs; such as this one I read today:
Your art is NOT about how many people like your work
your art is about
if your heart likes your work
if your soul likes your work
It’s about how honest you are with yourself
and you must NEVER trade honesty for relate-ability.
This statement is PURE and SIMPLE; one that I aspire to FOR SURE. Once we get this into our minds (head), we will be free to create like we are designed to; how we are wired to. Once we align ourselves with this freedom we will achieve levels of creativity like never before.
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FOLLOW ME on Face Book!
Now on another level….I am quite feisty! The following sums me up as well…
CREATIVE PEOPLE ARE
- easily bored
- risk takers
- color outside the lines
- think with their hearts
- make lots of mistakes
- hate rules
- work independently
- change their mind a lot
- have a reputation for eccentricity
- dream BIG!
Do you dream BIG?
Let me know if you relate to any of this….leave your comments below; I’d love to hear from you.