Hello out there...
I have little time in the evenings lately,
so i did this little painting sketch this morning.
I'll bet the vibe would be different
if i painted in the morning rather than the evening.
When are you most creative? Morning or night?
I have this perfect little routine going...
Walk in the morning, work in the day, paint and read in the evenings.
I'm not usually one for routine,
but if it ain't broken, don't fix it, right? ;-)
It works for me, so i'll just keep movin' on...
I didn't have anything in mind when i began this. Obviously.
As i get older, I am getting much more picky about
how i choose to spend my time
and who i choose to spend it with.
There are a lot of good people in this world,
but we all know there are still way too many assholes. ;-)
The key to a happy life is limiting your time with the negatives,
and maximizing your time with the good stuff and the good people.
I also have a few other keys to happiness:
- avoiding victims (the ones who bring you down in 5 minutes flat)
- watching very little tv
- walking on the beach
- avoiding those who don't believe in dreams (and who try to crush yours)
- avoiding negatives. In people and in math. ;-)
- making art as often as i can
- good wine and good coffee
- caring very little about what others think of me
- trusting my own voice for a change and drowning out the rest.
- everything in moderation. Yes, everything.
I believe my bullshit radar is getting
really honed and precise with age.
I'm just saying... ;-)
Years ago, i never would have painted something like this
and posted it for the world to see.
Well, ok, maybe there's only a hundred of you, but still.
I never would have dared to put myself out there,
for fear of being judged. For fear of not being good enough.
For fear, for fear, for fear...
And yet, what if i AM judged by someone out there?
What if i'm not the best?
How does this really change my life?
How does this actually matter?
What matters, is how I feel about what i'm doing.
If you can make sense of it - someone else will too.
Unless you're a lunatic.
In which case, it'll only make sense
to other lunatics. ;-)
But still - it'll make sense to someone!
I'm grateful that we all share this space together
and feed off one another in creativity and connection.
That's what it's all about, isn't it?