I picked up a paintbrush again just a little over two years ago after a 30 year break. From that point I have felt a change in the way I viewed things around me. I call it “Looking through my artist eyes.” I began to view my surroundings in heightened detail and appreciation because I was always thinking about how I would paint that or what colors would I mix together to get that shade. It is as if my thought processes have been transformed. I look at this amazing world that God has created with a new wonderment and for that I am so happy to have opened the doors once again to my creative self.
Today, I was looking around some artist blogs for inspiration and ideas to improve my own blog and I came across this quote by an artist named Cheryl Anderson. I felt her words accurately described what painting has become for me in my life and I wanted to share it. “Painting is truly an obsession for me. Almost every thought I have is never more than two steps removed from painting.” (http://cherylandersonart.blogspot.com/)
I am on the very edge of my retirement and so here I am within a month of starting a new journey and I have no idea if my art will ever be more than a hobby. I dream that it will, but the important thing is that I give it my best effort. I believe that Purpose in your life comes when you follow Persistently the Passion that God has put in your heart.
|Enjoying a beautiful Nevada morning|