Vuelettes Sur Mer, Normandy, France
Enough moaning. I KNOW that this is temporary, and only has any power over me if I choose to give it power. This isn't the first time I've been here! Not, my first rodeo! But, giving up is SOOO seductive! This is what I'm writing about today. NOT GIVING UP in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. I talked about this very briefly in an interview with Artist's Web (my website host) in 2014. I'd forgotten what I said.... and by accident, read it again this past week, just in time. I was asked what was the most important advice I had to impart to other artists....? My answer was very quick and to the point... TO NEVER GIVE UP. This is where we separate ourselves from the rest of the world. We do what we do because we must. I MUST paint, and explore to do so! It is part of my path in this life. It has given me such an incredible life, such incredible insight into the human condition, and most importantly, such incredible insight into myself.