Friday, January 25, 2008

Just a Little More

I guess I'm going to get a bit philosophical about the journey of THIS artist. You see, I've been fighting battles all my life because of the frame of reference that was put into my head. There are lots of books out how to slice and dice your brain to become a better person but mostly they make a lot of work out of it and I'm tired.
It seems that all the work I've put into becoming a better person is not neccessary. It is just accepting what is and having joy and gratitude each day. Letting go.

Now you say, what has that got to do with my art? I've been trying to please others with some of my art. When I first became an artist I was so full of love and joy of creating then critics came inside and outside. Doubts about who I am as an artist (this is over years). By listening to them, I lost that spark for awhile. I've been in a few galleries some good and some not so good. Some of them were and are encouraging and some just treating your art as a commodity period. It takes a lot of fortitude to not be affected. That is the secret. You just keep plugging away never giving up your dream. The future is going to be great as soon as I decide where I want to be. To be a Grandma Moses in museums or to be an artist in galleries or both. This is a GIFT given to me by GOD and I never want to dishonor the GIFT. I need to remember this is my journey. Let me know what your journey is.

3 comments:

LisaD said...

Excellent! Keep on keeping on...

Luke said...

I'm glad you decided to do this for yourself. What the added bonus will be is your written words will someday be read by my children and their children and it will help them get a better understanding of who you are, and that to me is the coolest part.

John said...

Lori, This is so cool. You are such a beautiful person, and it's fun to know you on a deeper level!