Looking back on the week I was shocked how many ups and downs one can experience as an artist and how this can influence one’s art. The week started with a rejection letter for an exhibition that I was very excited about possibly being a part of. My world felt shattered for a few moments! This started a chain reaction of miserable moments in my art.
Not one of my paintings wanted to “work” this week. I was almost tempted to not post anything – just let the week slip by unnoticed. But, then I realized that these times are also part of my art journey and need to be documented, like the YouTube clips on the lion that chases down the buck, but does not catch it.
So here are some of my horrible attempts – they will be no more, as I will be starting over. They will be the secret paintings under other masterpieces that only my blog readers will know about!
Out of a week of miserable moments came magnificent moments of inspiration too! One of these inspiring moments came with attending my good friend, Ronel Bakker’s art exhibition. Her art lights a fire inside my soul!
Have a look at her exhibition photos here: Tank Gallery – Ronel Bakker exhibition
One of the wonderful benefits of being passionate about something is that you touch other people’s lives without even intending to. That is why I always encourage everyone to follow their passions. That is why I write this blog. Spending time doing art every day has inspired my youngest daughter’s creativity. She spends many hours in my little studio with me, painting alongside me. I love it! Her work touches me as it is free and beautiful!
Stay posted for more about my journey!