When we struggle in our lives --and let’s face it -- life does bring us some challenges -- especially as artists -- and then we doubt ourselves -- well, that is the time for growth, for introspection, for taking time to remember why we paint and then figure out the lessons we need to learn.
I used to tell my artists friends when they were lamenting about their lives -- I would remind them that we were not miners -- and our dilemmas were insignificant compared to other people’s lives. It doesn’t feel that way --
It is the fundamentals in life that keep us going and growing -- in any walk of life -- there are basics to learn and to practice every day in order to be our best. I think of the miners trapped for 69 days in a cave over a half mile in the ground and I am reminded how blessed I am. The bathroom issues alone would have driven me crazy.
Life brings us so many special moments and often times -- surprises! You have just got to love those surprises as they are the moments that make our lives fun!
Late afternoon light is my favorite light and I hung this very small hammock between two of my trees -- the light that comes from behind the hammock just sparkles!
This is a quick study for my series on “Love”!
7 x 5 Oil on Board