I've sat on this question for a few weeks. Not that I couldn't answer it. Not for lack of reason. Not because I have no direction.
I'm going for it.
In a conversation I once had with her, I explained to my wife that, while she needs her friends, I needed my art. I balanced her want to go out with my want to stay home alone. Well, now I've got what I wanted. And I'm taking advantage of the opportunity.
In these last few weeks, I have spent every lonely minute surrounded by my vision, my paints, my ideas, my frustration, and my joy. I am working uninhibited in my process and technique, while being open to exploration of how I'm using my life events to speak through me. When I'm not with my children, who are my physical representations of my peace, I am able to converse with my art, my mental friend, into the late of the night And even until the early morning hours.
I dreamed of being able to manipulate and create the Illusion of Life...check.
I dreamed of meeting other artists, who would have the insight to expand my perspective...check.
I dreamed of having shows, where I could showcase my pieces and broaden my audience...check.
I dreamed of having $$$ In my pocket, earned by my labor of love...check.
I will not be a starving artist because God is supporting my dream by bringing opportunity to my doorsteps. In my previous post, I talked about meeting someone. Now I've met a few others. And I know there will be more. This is not coincidence. His Hand is upon me, and only He could line these people up at the right time, at the right place, to make this possible.
As I now am developing the financial means to support my dream, I now say my reality. Thank you Lord for providing this passion, this equalizer, that gives me life in my life.
I dream big, so I must live big. Shake off the small stuff, put it under my feet, and breath in what God has promised me!