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The Only thing you need is…

I had to come to terms with a lot of things in my life, because, when all’s said and done, there’s really very little one can do to change the past. The point is you just have to keep on looking for the real.

Leonie.e.Brown

The past few weeks has been tough. I had to come to the realization that I am still putting too much stock into the acceptance of others, especially in relation to my art. It is a difficult thing to put yourself out there for others to comment and criticize (or ignore) as they please. I thought my skin was thick, after 20 years of rejections and comments…some of them quite rude.

I realized that I was basing my confidence (especially with my art) in the acceptance of galleries.

So the question needs to be answered…why am I here. Am I here to paint, to teach or to build up and into others. I put the Art first, the Teaching second, and everything else had to fit in between. This week I had to re-adjust my thinking. Putting effort, time and faith into others will last for eternity. Everything else is passing.

So…I apologize to all those that I missed on my way in this life. To all those that I did not see as important enough to take away time from my own personal pursuits. I will endeavor to change my outlook on life. I wll continue to paint and teach, but that will not be my focus any more. I trust that I will be able to do that which is more important: love and care for others.

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