Wordy Wednesday: Change the Future

I’m home sick, yet again. I’m attempting to avoid antibiotics for my poor sinuses. I’m drinking tea and doing neti pots and resting which is about the best I can hope for at this point.

I had a couple of conversations with a couple of different people and it set me right. Put me back on my path correctly. I have to get back to the heart of the matter and that is art and my art. I can’t make everyone happy all of the time and some of the time I’m going to make people unhappy. The important thing is that I do this thing that I’m doing and I do it authentically. I do it by being me, occasionally misguided and misconstrued, but me.

So I’m getting things ready for my art journaling class, Spring Alive and I started the Face Experiment up again. The Face Experiment really gets to the core of I want to do- paint and draw.

A guy I kinda knew from work passed away last weekend. He’d had a long battle with cancer. He was young and had made his way up the ranks of leadership with the company. Anytime someone passes away it leaves me with the thought, if I died tomorrow, or knew I was to die young what would I do differently? Would I change the course of my life? Make different decisions? It’s a thought process in futility. I can’t change the past all I can do is change my future.

I’m starting that process, today, but just going ahead and doing it, painting and drawing every day. Help me on my path, head over to the Face Experiment and load up a picture of your face.

Check out some of the pics from the project:


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