oil on canvas
35.5 x 35.5 cm
(Sharing another really old painting of mine here, just to put a picture that is sort of appropriate in the post!!)
Why do I paint?
I paint because: when it all goes right it is such a rush, just like a drug, it leaves me elated and energised.
I paint because; this is the arena where I feel accomplishment and pride in my skills in my creativity.
I paint because; my blood surges with adrenalin as I realise it’s all coming together, I know well before the last brush stroke if I am on a winner.
I paint because; my chest swells when I glimpse a new and fabulous painting drying on my easel. To think I have created this beauty to be left in the world long after I am gone is so exciting and awe inspiring.
And although these statements are about painting, it really is about why I create. When I am really into creating something it dosn't matter if it is a painting, sculpture or piece of jewellery the feelings of accomplishment and elation are the same.
I’m not sure I’m really at the core of it yet. But I feel I am on my way to being able to articulate and share why it is that I am so passionate about following my creative visions. Do you feel similarly? Are you able to articulate what drives you to spend your time and money putting your heart and soul into creating something that never existed before?