Have you ever wondered what the purpose of your life is? Is it really just waking up, working, eating, sleeping and repeat? Is it really going to be about getting through the day to day, and living for the weekends when you can finally do what you want?
What if you could just stop and say, I want be at home and spend time in my garden for a living, or I want to be my own boss and start my own business, I don't want to work for some big corporation who doesn't even know I exist. Sound familiar. I felt like that for a long time and then one day stopped and said, 'I want to draw for a living and I want to teach and connect with like minded people'. I did it, I teach art online, I get to draw almost everyday. Now that I have improved my skill and developed a decent following I'm facing a transitional time.
I don't just want to teach others how to draw, I want to also create something that has meaning. I've been teaching the skill for a while now but I haven't even touched on creating art from the heart, art that provokes an emotional response. I didn't want that before so that is why it didn't bother me. But now...I'm changing.
I think around every seven years many of us reach a period of 'phase completion'. We've learnt something, we've mastered it, we've been in it for a long time and now...its boring. It either needs an upgrade or it needs a whole new beginning from caterpillar to butterfly. I've just reached this time in my life. It's been a few months of feeling lost, having this idea and then another idea until finally I just knew exactly what I wanted to do.
I want to create art from my dreams.I want to use them because I have so many of them. Sometimes five or six in one night and I can remember every detail of each one of them. I want to pick one every once in a while and understand it, feel it and be with it and then I want to use it to understand its message in my life and its message for everyone as one collective mind.
This will connect me to my higher self, and of course bring some sort of message out into the awareness of someone else. This is the meaning I want to place into my art and this is the journey I want to embrace.
What is your dream and are you going to make it happen?
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"For the love of being consumed by the definition of my pencil." Sheldene Visagie