After my dad passed away 2 years ago, I couldn’t think of a single thing to make or write, so I decided to wait for a better time, the perfect time, to get back to it. Since then a number of other challenges arose that, although I could handle, continued to make it difficult to express positivity and hope that I preferred to share in my art and writing. The perfect time still hasn’t arrived and as you may already know, “perfect time” doesn’t actually exist, so instead of “perfect” I’m going with “now” now.
Since last we spoke, I’ve been branching out of my comfort zone, partly choice and mainly by necessity. I’ve been working on my MBA (mind, body and art): eating healthier, exercising more, doing yoga, meditating and working more on my 2D skills in painting. Inspiration has been a bit elusive… it’s probably been waiting for the perfect time too. Thankfully, my friend Desiree of Rising Zen got me involved in live painting events. Believe it or not, she even got me to do some body painting! The great thing I found with these events is that one MUST paint! With or without inspiration one has to make it happen… and so I did.
I really must thank everyone who helped pick me up and thank those who reminded me that I am creative and capable. Friends from all over the world reached out to uplift and commission work. I’ve begun to feel more like “me” again. Positivity is creeping back into my heart and inspiration has started to show up in my sketch book again.