That’s one of the sayings I remember hearing when I first came into recovery. Keep it simple. Sounds easy enough doesn’t it? However, life is never really simple, especially with two young children and because I tend, as I guess we all do, to try to complicate it.
I’m trying to keep my approach to my artwork and my business (which really are two different beasts) simple. If it works, if people like it then go with it. But I like to explore, to try different styles, to attach my interpretation to a style of painting which makes it, or else me, complicated.
I have some really exciting ideas moving forward and I can’t wait to share them with you. This last 6 months has been a roller-coaster mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I’m excited but in that middle mode now where I’m ready to fly but scared to spread my wings at the same time.
Keep it simple. It’s about the journey, not the destination and it is a truly beautiful journey. I’m blessed to be where I am today, to have the opportunity to share my passion with others, with you and to do so free from addiction ‘One Day At A Time.’
That is the title of the last piece of work I painted purely for myself, which sold within days. The reason being? I am completely snowed under with commissions. Over the last couple of months they seem to have come in pretty much one after another. My personal Yesterday’s Dream, one I’ve had as a child, is to be a selling artist and I’m certainly that now.
As my work, my success and my journey progresses I’m constantly finding new challenges, be they artistic or the more, in my mind, mundane tasks of business. I’m sure my business partner, the ‘engineer’, would find the reference to “mundane tasks” a tad irritating. I owe him much!
It’s such a pleasure, after years in the darkness of addiction, to see the fruits of my labor paying off and for that I am deeply grateful. I have to say that without the support of all those who follow my work it would have taken longer to get to this point, so thank you. Each and everyone of you.
As ever, I continue to tread the path, to take the journey I’m meant to; One Day at a Time.
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