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The best part of a quest is that you never know what is arount the corner.

If I havent said I had to close my shop and started working at a FedEx Office. Times are tuff for a flooring store. I don’t have the time I did before to paint but I am finding my time.

In all things there is a reason. I have been able to meet some amazing artists at FedEx (kinkos). Artists come in all the time to make prints of there work. It has been a true joy to see so much tallent.

I have a new outlook on life. “Do what you can today. Tomorrow my never come.”

With that said here is a few new pieces i have been working on…

Thank you all!!!

Together

 

August 15

 

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It is so great to have a supportive family.

As I have said I am looking for work and it can get frustrating.  At night I feel like I have no energy.  I don’t want to do much of anything.

Enter my wife who I believe is a saint and my three boys. They have been encouraging me to paint. They know it settles me when I am doing what I love. It is fun painting in the same room as my family. When I was at my shop I would mostly paint by myself. I think my wife is the most curious watching the different techniques I use when I paint. I really don’t think she is aware that I know she is watching. She makes me laugh often when I show her my completed pieces. By enlarge she doesn’t like abstract works of any kind. She will say “I love the colors…” My second quest is that I am going to create a work of art she absolutely loves.  Now that will be a challenge.

For now her just supporting me and just loving me is enough…. For sure!  

Here are a few finished pieces…. I call it balance.

Far and away

Remember

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Albuquerque Dusk

What really defines a person? 

Are we that happy person when everything is going well?

Are we that angry dolt that no one wants to be around when times are tuff? 

I have to tell you that this is one of the hardest times of my life. I had to close my business that was losing money and now I am looking for a job in the worst economy I have ever seen. Some days I want to be that angry person and scream at the world. Other days I want to just close my eyes and wish it all away.

Then there is reality. I tell myself to take it day by day and not to worry, this will all pass.   Let me tell you, that is easier said than done. I am learning to take each day a bit at a time. For instance I have enjoyed picking up my boys from school. This may seem small to some people but I never really got to do that before. It is so great to see their faces light up when they see me. I also try to do nice things for people each day. I will go out of my way to get a door for someone or pick up something that they have dropped. That actually makes me feel better. The one thing I think that is the most important that I do is keep a smile on my face. God has blessed me with three amazing boys and a wife that is the world to me.

Looking for work is so very emotional. I haven’t had much time to paint or draw. However I know I need to make time to do it. It is one of the things in life that quits my mind.

I am writing this as much for myself as anything.

Be positive. Never look back. Always go forward. No regrets.

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Chris and Fiona visited and I got to see Fionas first drip painting. It looks great! I enjoy when they come by to visit and do some work.

Here is a painting I just finished.

A little piece of me….

White on Black

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It is the greatest feeling in the world to finish…. I mean really finish a painting. It is something I have created with my own hands out of my own mind. Yes I am out of my mind.

I think I have lost a week. Business is really slow for flooring so I have been out looking for business. I have however finished a few paintings I have been working on.

Thank you for checking in on me! Also thank you for the comments.
Have a great day!

 I made this for my wife.

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I like it simple.

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Purple

Wind

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