We were driving through the open prairies while I created this piece. It is one of those things that comes and bites the creative heart every so often. The idea that a piece is unworthy to be shown that you've just created muck!
I was afraid to share this piece with you all. WHY!? Was the question of many when they saw it. The feedback reaffirmed for me the importance of fighting that inner monster that lurks waiting to tell you you are not good enough!
The day I made this that monster almost won! I fought back the fear and decided no this work is not for me to censure. A Wind of Change came my way!
Sure there will be work that I can't wrap my mind around. That my perspective may be skewed.
That doesn't matter!
What matters is that someone out there may just need that off kilter perspective! It may be just what they needed to make it through their day. The artworks I create are not just for me. In a way they are not for me to keep to myself. They are gifts.
You see I may not understand fully sometimes why I paint or create what I do! Sometimes I am surprised by what unfolds on the blank space in front of me.
Purpose comes when we share and see that what we did or put forth was not for nothing. It helped someone. It showed someone hope. It brought a smile to someones heart. It doesn't have to be a huge change but sometimes it is.
Its in the doing of the thing and releasing it that its purpose is often revealed.