Monday, August 24, 2009
It Is Time
Time to stop making excuses, time to breathe. Time to turn my dreams into reality. I can feel something amazing taking place. Like a wise old medicine woman that can tell by the wind that something drastic is about to happen. "The winds are changing", she would say to me. She would be right. Where am I going? What am I going to do? Which direction will I be taking? I haven't got a single clue. But I know that something huge and positive is coming my way. After all, I am overdue. Painting started as a hobby, something to distract myself, a method of healing. Over the past year, however, it has stopped being just "something to do" and started scratching its way deeper and deeper into my soul. I know this sounds cheesy and weird coming from me but the truth is that right now, in this moment, I could not be more....me. I am going to start posting more seriously about my journey to becoming a full time artist, and a successful one at that. Why? Because I know that I am not the only one with this dream. I also want to be able to share with people what has worked for me and what hasn't. I have realized that maybe I will fail, or be broke. Yes, it's very scary, but I am willing to take the risk. Working at a place you hate just for a lousy paycheck is a risk, having a child is a risk, being in a serious relationship is a risk. We risk things everyday so really....what is one more risk? Don't get me wrong, I will be working a 'normal' job in the mornings and get some extra hours here and there for a 'normal' check, but my main focus is going to be what it should've been years ago. A-R-T. If you have any advice on becoming successful as an artist or any questions, I would absolutely love to hear from you. Until next time, best wishes and lots of love from me to you.