A finished piece of art is simply the aftermath of the process of creating. Even if I have a specific vision in my mind of how I wish a project to turn out, for me the art is in the act of making it. This sounds more meta than it is 🤯 and not every artist feels the same. I think that’s why I like flower art so much, it’s temporary and I get to destroy it Besides the photos, it only exists in the act of creation. Once I’ve completed something I feel proud of, it can be hard to let it go, but it’s a good practice- to let go of things. Even beautiful things. Everything is temporary. .
I’ve been so focused on money lately, sinking into the stress and spending too much energy worrying. I have to remind myself that it’s not about accumulating materials and wealth. It’s not even about making all your dreams come true. My definition of success is when you are content with what you have, and have found a way to enjoy the act of doing what you love for no other reason than doing it. The wealth is in the peace and satisfaction of a job well done and a life well lived. But I mean, come on I still need money to survive and do what I want to do but that doesn’t mean I can’t be successful without it. I feel successful in my relationships and in the way I love myself and others, which wasn’t an easy feat. ️ .
I didn’t start calling myself an artist until I started selling my art. I didn’t think I was allowed to. But it’s not just my profession, it’s how I exist in this world. I have the privilege of being an artist; it’s what I’d choose even if it hadn’t chosen me. I can’t imagine seeing life through anything other than artist’s eyes. I need to embrace this gift for what it is, do my best to nurture it, honor the peace I’ve already found, and just let the rest of the petals fall into place #workinprogress - 3 hours ago