Many changes have come about in this artist's life. I have been keeping up on my reading, mostly Julia Cameron author of The Artists Way and other books concerning art as a spiritual path. These books have changed the way I think about inspiration and plain motivation, not to mention my identity as an artist. As the Nike slogan says, "Just Do It," and I do.
Focusing on my creativity has been at the forefront of my art career of late. I don't have the best track record when it comes to procrastination, but I've made strides. I have tried pouring energy into many outlets, but perhaps now focus needs to be coupled with prioritizing.
With focus comes isolation. I do have a roommate currently but I've become better at dissolving the world around me to get down to breaking bristles. ( I just made that artsy phrase up.) Isolation has put friendships on hold. Romance has been shown the door. Patience has been invariably thin for anything obstructing the view between myself and the guy in the mirror.
I find it worth mentioning that I still value all of the people that have come and gone and maybe some on the sidelines. I continue to learn from the lessons you offer, whether in person or in spirit. I still want to make you proud despite everything.
With isolation comes some necessary soul searching. I have grown accustomed and rather fond of the silence. In it are all the seeds for future growth. Inside curiosity is bred.
"All this time I was finding myself, I didn't know I was lost" so the song goes.