The dream of simplicity...
I am working on achieving a dream. The dream is simple, and its about simplicity. Today I lament the distractions of life which cause me to be taken away from that which animates my love of being in the moment. I enjoy so much the here and now of making art. As I write this I must be careful to explain that enjoyment is not joy. Making art is intense, and filled with the emotional ups and downs that fill up life as we know it. Joy is not within me as I make art, but as I make art the feeling of purposeful existence penetrates my being. This intensity of actuality is what I am calling enjoyment. I do not find enjoyment in the duties of life, which are dedicated to keeping order within one's life, from financially making ends meet, to eating well, to keeping the house clean.
Yesterday I worked on the painting "Sight & Sound", and I made a drawing which shows great finesse. I am anxious to get back into "Sight & Sound" today. Yes, unfortunately, I do have other things I must do (outside of making art).
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