Most of our days, are spent doing something for someone else. I am not saying that is a bad thing. As a spouse, parent, friend, co-worker, business owner and many more, we all spend a majority of our lives giving.
The problem comes when we have given all of ourselves. Yes, you are a spouse, parent, friend, etc., etc. But, first and foremost, you are you!! Don't ever lose track of your hearts desires in the busyness of life.
There is a saying, "If mom's not happy, no one is happy". It is harsh, but true.
In the last year, my family has made some major life changes. It is all good. We all are very happy where life has taken us, BUT!! But, in the process of keeping life happy, keeping the plates spinning, and keeping my family on the straight and narrow, I lost me. I took on the pressure, and in the process kind of forgot about what really made me happy. I lost my self confidence. I doubted that my art was any good. I worried more about what others thought, then what I thought.
So, earlier this month, after taking the family on our first real getaway in a long time, I broke out my paints and painted for ME. This painting is just for me. It won't be for sale. It was me finding me, and it turned out perfect!! It is an amazing feeling to get to this place in my life. I painted what I liked, and I don't care if someone else likes it or not.
This painting is my heart. I call it "Circles of Life". When I look at it, it shows me that life is a colorful mess, sometimes up, and sometimes down, but ALWAYS good. It now hangs in my dining room area, and it makes me smile.
Life is good. Life is really really good!!!
When was the last time you did something for you?
And if you are an artist, when was the last time you hung up your own art?
You are amazing. You are worthy. Your art is worthy. Do it!!!
The little LB in the corner is new. In the past I always just signed the backs. I have decided that I like it. LB is me, it's time to let the REAL me be seen, and not care if someone likes me or not.