Recently I came to breaking point in my professional life. About a month or so ago Jennifer and I went to the SAM(Seattle Art Museum) and it left with me some strong desires of changing my life. The next morning as I lay in bed I was in tears thinking how I\’ve wasted 10 years of my life not pursuing my true passions. I reflected how I had spent the last ten years running as my favorite pastime. How I had tackled various running goals like completing a marathon, then sub 4 marathon, then ultra and finally 50 mile ultra. All seemed daunting in their own right but I knew that if I simply trained hard for each one the goal was attainable. So why had I not taken that approach with my art? It was then that I decided I would waste not more time and being my slow comeback to the world of fine art. I decided that just like running I would practice my art 3 times a week.
Well, I did it for one week. I went to a figure drawing meet up which was very cool. And a drew for a little bit a couple other times. The following week I wasn\’t as good. However, the next week I did something that was not planned but had been building up for a long time. I quit my job. I realized that I was not going to get much art done when I spent most of my energy doing work I didn\’t like. I had asked Jenn first to be sure and she practically encouraged it. So with the support of my wife, I quit my job during a time of recession.
So, this blog will be a journal of everything I do from here on out in my new fine art career. I\’ll be posting pics of my work and discussing it as I go along. There\’s already plenty to post about which I\’ll get into in my next post.
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Great History , applause for your courage, i admire you most for that, i been i n a situation like that and im trying to dedicate more time to my \”art\” hope someday i can fully quit my everyday job and dedicate fulltime to my passionsCheers mna, and congrats for your winning on KR contestChauskoskis
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