I watched a very inspiring webinar the other morning hosted by Robin Sharma, www.robinsharma.com, a life coach and motivator, with his main theme being willpower and how it effects our lives. Much of what he spoke about, I could relate to as a full-time artist and how working at home involves discipline and order and how many of the choices we make each day ultimately effects our lives and what we achieve. He stressed how it is possible for each and everyone of us to make a difference to the world and not just be content to live a life of mediocracy… practice every day, have grit, deal with failure, lean into your fear not away from it… hmm… true and very real and I think a necessary mantra for any artist. At the end of the day, it's what it is all about, setting goals and working through each day with determination, to see the results.
Here is one of my latest pieces done in coloured pencil and yes, it took a fair bit of determination to finish all those stripes!
'Group hug' 8.5" x 12"