Frame-shops, moments, and courage

Sorry it’s been a while.  I have no excuses to make.  I allowed life to get in the way of my life.  I have been very busy and creative in the past month.  I have been preparing for this show for the past few weeks.  I promise to do better.  I did get new paints, new brushes and found art boards, so now I’m ready to create a few great artworks.  I found a great frames shop in Changwon called the Dowan Art Zone, my favorite frame shop due to price, quality and quickness that I really appreciate.  Plus they’re really friendly.  So I’m giving my props to this place for making my art life a whole lot easier!  I got a very different painting I just completed and will post it up in the next day or two.

another painting in progress….

 Here’s a quote I found you might like, especially if you’re an artist too!

“Artists are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime.  Every day, artists face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they’ll never work again. Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream. With every role, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment. With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life – the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because artists are willing to give their entire lives to a moment – to that line, that laugh, that gesture, or that interpretation that will stir the audience’s soul. Artists are beings who have tasted life’s nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another’s heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.” – David Ackert

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