Fierce or Focused
What a month was May! My work was out there in 4 totally differant venues. From a national show to a welcome sale during an exhibition in a cafe. And there was little time for rest. As the mind never sleeps I had a great deal of interactions with fellow artists, gallery and business owners, organizers and clients which led to a host of things to think over. The most prominent was the realization that art is my passion and I must be fierce. This does not mean an in your face, brash, rude or pushy demeanor. Not in the least. It made me realize that this passion must be solid, unwavering and therefore fierce. Regardless of the comments I hear from patrons at shows; be they positive or not; I must remain relentless in my committment to be honest with myself and what I put out there. My art is the representation of who I am, my vision of the world around me and represnts my dreams and inspirations. As a central part of me it is a core I must remain faithful to. It is not always easy. There are distractions, opinions of others, setbacks, deadlines and even even some downright nasty people that can show up to thwart me. At the end of the day we all must remain true to ourselves, our principles, visions and goals. If we are not focused, success will not fall into our laps. It does not matter if we are artists, accountants, business owners, bakers or parents. Staying true to our inner selves with a burning fierceness will see us well in this life. Without focus we will flounder and end up on that wheel of mediocrity. It will not be the easy path and sometimes it will not be any fun at all. But it will see you through with a satisfaction that comes with a peaceful glow that burns bright and true. You are creating your history and defining your future every single day. Be fierce and stay focused.