This is My Passion
Today I want to talk about goals and aspirations. Let’s start with *why* I want to be a full time artist.
Doing art full time isn’t about building a business or making money for me. It’s about waking up each day and being *happy* to get to work. I majored in English in college because I didn’t believe that I could sustain a living as an artist. And the more and more I get back into creating, the more I realize that if I keep hustling, I can be an artist. I still love English and editing and proofing, but I don’t have the same passion for it like I do when I sit down and make something with my hands.
Every day, I pry myself out of bed, come to a dark and windowless office and sit in front of a computer for 8 hours. It’s draining. It isn’t like working on a new painting or creating a new color. I’m a person who likes change. I like trying new things and in the workplace, I like variety; it keeps it interesting for me. Art does that for me - office jobs don’t.
Being able to support myself and my eventual family by doing something I care about so deeply is something I’ve been dreaming about more and more lately. I’m not going to give up. I’m going to keep making things I love and keep trying my hardest to sell them so that I can continue doing it. I want to keep making people see the beauty in the world and recognize the value of their self worth and happiness. If my art can do that for just one person, then it’s been worth it, and the more I do, the more relationships I can create and nourish.
I’m not giving up on my goals. I’m just starting to show them off. This year is going to be a big one. I have so many plans and so many ideas that I can’t wait to bring to life. I’ll never stop hustling because one day - I’ll finally get to wake up and SMILE because the only thing I have to “work” on that day is my passion - my art.
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