Sunday, August 29, 2010
Am I ready?
This is a 16 x 20 canvas that has tons of texture.......not because I planned it that way, but because I had to apply it to somewhat hide the previous work done on this one. Yep, another canvas re-do. I figure when something sits too long and it doesn't appeal to me anymore, I chalk it up to a learning experience and try again :)
I was going to do a whole mixed media whimsical thing.....but it turned out quite differently that I originally planned. I've never painted 'fabric folds' until today and I'm sure the art critics would say I may have failed miserably, but the 'good for you' part of me says it isn't so bad! :)
This week I saw a video on facebook and I wish I could find it on youtube so I could share it, but it was about Jesus coming......and are we ready? It was a VERY moving video. I've attended more funerals this year than I have in the past 5 and I can't help but wonder if I AM READY? If my time were up today, have I lived the life my family can be proud of? Can I be proud of my time here on earth? Not all the time, I'm positive of that, but I try and I will continue to try.
I've also been thinking about leaving my current job and venturing out to a new career, new city, new life. But again, AM I READY? It all sounds exciting but hey, I've lived in this little town surrounded by family and friends forever.......my whole life. It's a big decision! I don't want to go far, but I do desire to go and lately it's been on my mind so much.
I'm sure this painting is reflecting all these thoughts and feelings I've had lately. You may find it hard to see, but I've stamped 'Am I Ready?' on the right side above the horizon :)
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!