“It’s been an up and down beginning to 2020 already and I’m sorry I didn’t post as much in 2019 on this page for you all to read, it was requested but I needed to focus on myself for a while and get a lot of the behind the scenes work done. I was struggling with fatigue and needed some time to have to myself. So 2020, here we go…
Consistency is something that I am hoping for and working towards this year, it’s important to have a balance and it’s definitely something I’ve lacked in the past. Consistency in my actions, my work, habits and thoughts. I’m determined to slowly strengthen my body and being less judgemental of myself and of others.
The new work is really sublime and there is no question I am proud of what I have accomplished, but it is just the beginning for me. The search for some galleries to work with has begun and browse for a new agent represented has also begun.
As my body heals up I am able to paint more, to concentrate for longer and maybe even get round to sitting down to edit my final and third instalment in my poetry collection. I get asked often if I’ll ever go back into designing and the answer is indeed YES! But at the moment I’m really enjoying painting and the joy that it brings me, I adore the process and how meticulous it can be. Being a painter is incredibly hands on and you must really listen to your instinct and definitely know who YOU are. It requires a lot of ingenuity and skill. Along with patience you must edit your own work and continue to push your own limits and boundaries. It can be a lonely job at time, but I’m lucky enough to find what I was really born to do, and that is paint.
To have a strong and solid mental backbone is highly valuable in this industry so make sure if you ever step into it, that’s something you consider. I’ve never chosen the easiest option in anything I do, painting and making a living out of it especially isn’t easy but in the long run, you have to do what makes you happy.
I hope this journal entry inspires you into taking a leap of faith and a new challenge that maybe you’ve been wanting to do for a while. What are you waiting for? Go get it.”
This weeks quote is: “Do not be afraid of death, be afraid of living without anything to die for.”
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