Blog Challenge: Finding your focus


I’m taking a 10-day blog challenge by Natalie Sisson, the suitcase entrepreneur who is an inspiring artist of a lifestyle I would like to attain.  Living in a different part of the world requires me to connect with viewers on an online platform, rather than show my work in galleries.  This has been one of my greatest challenges and I’m at this point in my life where I’m taking honest inventory of myself and art and become the man I want to become.  As well as the artist too.

Therefore, I’m taking part in this 10-day challenge and answering my work without much of a filter.  Plain and to the point.  So here it goes!  Day 1.

Day 1:  2 challenges holding me back

A – Having confidence and self-worth about myself and my work.
I never thought my art was good enough compared with others.  I associated lack of income with lack of self-worth.  Not believing I deserve to live a higher-quality lifestyle.  Isn’t that awful?  I don’t know where this came from but this has to stop.  I never had an abundant mindset so this would be a great start.  And second, my “be grateful” journal.

B – Not painting consistently.
I have painted many great paintings in my life, but I haven’t been doing it consistently.  Or often enough.  I’ve done landscapes, then portraits, then tried different techniques and mediums.  Nothing wrong with experimentation, but at the end of the day, that’s mostly what I have and not enough professional paintings with focus and consistency.  I have to do a better job at that.  And to put in more time as well.