Determination: firm or fixed intention to achieve a desired end.
I have wanted to be an artist for as long as I can remember. It definitely has not worked the way I had originally planed, but I am determined to do it anyway. Easy? No way!! It’s the hardest thing I have ever done in my life!! But I would not change it for the world! Creating art has been one of the most enlightening and gratifying things I have ever done. Being an artist working a full time non-artistic job is tough. It would be so easy to give up. But I keep visualizing where I want to be with my art and I keep on going.
One of the things that has made a huge difference is spending the time really devoting to exploring my painting style. When I am at the studio, spending time experimenting is huge!! It would be easy to just whip out easy paintings just to sell, but I want that “something special”, something that will make my work stand out! I am not happy with just doing a painting, I want it to “Wow” me, and if it does that, hopefully it will “Wow” others!
As my work has been developing, I have received lots of good feedback from fellow artists, collectors, etc. My hard work seems to be paying off. I am so glad I did not give up, but I still have a way to go. I am determined to be a full time artist, making a fabulous living, better than I ever imagined!! What a ride!! 🙂