Photo accepted in juried Celebration of Artists 2017, West Valley Art Museum on display until April 20
'Tick, Tock....' painted coffee table
Church Business Fare
Revamped peacock, 'On Display,' 48"x36"
Courtesy of Facebook
The road less travelled is that, because, it's not easy. How often do you find yourself on the wrong path. We will eventually end up 'where we are supposed to be,' and how often do you realize you could have done this, or should have done that, or wished you had learned sooner? The direction you are going is a detour from what was created for you, most of the time. Often, we do what is best for us according to our parents, or to help someone else, and its tears us further from our truth. The Jones' do not have it all and only perceive to do so (who is the hell are they, anyway?!).
I have painted more in the last 2 years than I have the 40 years I have been on this Earth. I was told I was not good enough and my work was thrown in the trash. Who the F*CK gave the permission for someone to do that? I did......I am at fault. I never fit in, and, now, I know why. I was always the one who did not understand why we did something that wasn't right and did not stand up...well, I may have stood up and said something, just did not have the strength to stand up and walk away. I was living for others rather than living for myself, because that was what I was 'supposed to do.'
1) Do you do things that are not for you and are for others?
2) Who has stopped you from your dreams? Is it you?
3) What are you going to say or do to stop the cycle of doing for others rather than yourself?
4) When will you begin to take care of you?
5) Why not, NOW?
I realized that taking care of myself is the least selfish thing I can do. Putting others feelings and opinions above mine is the worst thing I can do, not only for myself, others too. Reach into your heart, find the inner dream or desire that ignited you growing up and keep on being the best you.