I caught up with an old friend recently and the conversation was really inspiring. Once, long ago, I loved her, but thanks to the foolishness of youth and my own insistence on listening to the whispers from people who didn’t know me or always have my best interest in mind, I lost her. I still do love her, but of course our lives moved on different paths, but as I told her, I do think I may have missed an incredible chance. Not that I want to delete or erase where my life went and where it is today. Just knowing that the alternate universe ending of it all would be very different…and my guess is, would have been amazing.
Anyway, I’m totally off track. This is a friend who has never pulled punches or curbed what she said to me and has always been a source of deep thought, truth, challenging scenarios, and a love of life that makes me wish her and I could hang out way more than we do.
We started discussing paintings and went through an analysis of several of them. It was inspiring to hear her words and listen to what she saw in each one. I’ve been very private with my art so far…showing bits and pieces here and there, but I hadn’t fully exposed myself like that with someone. I’m glad it was her. Now, I just want to clear the sleep from my eyes and start about 15 different paintings that I see in my head.
I need to figure out how to get out there and present my work to everyone. This site and Instagram aren’t going to get those paintings hanging on walls (except mine). It’s time to dig deep and start learning more.
Thanks for listening. And thanks to her for always being a true friend.