Saturday, April 3, 2010

My journey

My whole Life I have artistically expressed myself. In one way or another. Drawing, oil painting, writing, singing, and photographing. It seems I always had a talent for whatever medium I picked up. And to be quite honest, if I was not expressing myself artistically then I was acting like a craaaaaaaaaaazy person. And the same holds true today. I feel more balanced and in tune with my "true" self when I am expressing myself artistically, in some way or another, and there are times when life gets so overwhelming and chaotic that I cant seem to find the time, or the outlet. And all aspects of my life suffer because of it, I find myself irritable, discontent and restless. It is my addiction. Sometimes it spins out of control and I think " in art ". But I know my world would not be the same without self expression, and I would not be the same either. Unfortunately I have come to what I would call a "painters block" and I am unable to paint how I want. Obviously I have all of my limbs in tact and am perfectly capable of painting, technically speaking. But I am unable to paint what I feel, which is un-fulfilling to me. Its like I am only going through the motions with no real connection to the piece itself. Like a bad relationship... You hang in there hanging on to what once was, but the passion is gone and it is just the motions you are going through. All in All... painting has become like a bad relationship to me. And in not being able to express myself creatively, a crazy person has been cast as the lead role, starring in my life.

So, after experimenting here and there with my regular point and shoot digital camera, I rediscovered myself, my passion and a new way to express it. In doing so I decided to upgrade to a SLR and have been experimenting in using it. I would like to be an artist of professional quality and be able to photograph all day. I love taking pictures and showing the world as I see it. My journey is just beginning and I would love to share it with anyone you cares to be a part of it.....

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