What's uuuuuuuuuuuuuup? Here I am again, posting about the ups and downs in my life as an artist. Well, mostly about the "ups", because what's the point of sharing the "down aspects" of life. We all have enough of that, right? That's why I try to focus on the good things. After all, it's all about how we see those things. I am pretty happy and excited about life in general because, honestly, seeing life in a different way would suck. :)
Anyway, just looking at the calendar and contemplating the days I have ahead, I realized that the year is pretty much gone. This is the time when things go down (in a good way) faster than I can process them. December is around the corner and in my particular case, my time will be divided between short and long trips to visit family and trying to finish everything I didn't finish during the year. It is an imposible task, but all I can do is try... and learn to do it better next year.
I personally think that when it comes to art, as it is to pretty much everything else in life, is important to try to keep a balance. Sure, we as artists can work and create constantly. I'm not afraid of the "blank canvas", the monster that a lot of artists fear, when inspiration doesn't come. No, I find inspiration everywhere, all the time. In fact, time is my worst enemy, preventing me from creating and rendering as much as I wished. But due to the same reason, a balance is of utmost importance. It is so easy for me to immerse myself in my dreams, my fantasies, my visions, while trying to render them, capture them in paper, canvas, print, etc. It would be equally easy to forget about the real life that surrounds me, especially family. It would be most certainly great for my art, for my craft, but at what price? I learned to think this way not so long ago, and I haven't looked back. It is not so much about reaching a goal, but rather enjoy the journey... without forgetting about family, friends, and all those persons that have helped us be where we are. We all have important people in our lives, even if we don't want to admit it sometimes.
And that's why I'm seeing the end of the year straight in the eye and saying: bring it on! Anybody who knows me can testify that my days don't have enough hours, that I'm all over the place, trying to juggle between artwork and projects. But all this is part of the show, and honestly, I like it! So let's not be depressed for those things that we couldn't do, but instead feel excited about all the things that are still in our plans. :)
I want to thank again all the people that make this dream possible, always supporting my work, sharing my posts, reading my blog, buying my stuff, etc. Each person is different, and as so, the support comes in different ways. But each one of you is an important piece in this adventure that is my life. So, let's keep rockin' on, the year is almost over!
As always, I invite you to support my artwork through patronage, at Patreon. Visit my profile at www.patreon.com/popeyewongart and consider the possibility of becoming a patron of my work. There isn't such a thing as a "too small of a contribution", each pledge is a huuuuge help to my art. Check it out and share it with anybody who might be interested. See you next... pretty soon!
Pin-up artist by day… and also by night. Well, mostly by night, because night time is my favorite time to paint.