I’ve been focusing on the wrong thing entirely

I’ve been focusing on the wrong thing entirely

I’ve been focusing on the wrong thing entirely

The thing about being any sort of creative person is direction.

And I’ve been focusing on the wrong thing entirely.

Just because one person, in one place, who probably wasn’t looking for the thing being offered, said that they didn’t want it, I have let it be a negative in my life this week.

What I have forgotten, in this intense focus, is that it is one person.

One person who rarely says yes anyway.

What I need to remember, is that there have been hundreds before who said yes.

And need to remember that there will be hundreds more who will also say yes.

Maybe thousands even.

As an artist and creative I need to remember that timing is everything.

And just because one thing is offered, at one time, in only one small direction, doesn’t mean that it won’t be wanted elsewhere in many directions.

When someone else says how wonderful it must be to be an artist, I agree. It is.

Because there are so many fabulous directions to go in.

And doors open in unexpected places all the time.

Which shall I knock on next?!

I've been an artist all of my life, and my paintings now hang on walls in Europe, USA and Canada. I'm working on getting them on the other continents! My wide range of artwork has been exhibited nearer to home in the East Midlands, with the Guild of Erotic Artists at Beaumont Hall Studios in Hertfordshire, and at "Erotica", Olympia, London. I have also been featured alongside my work in the Guild of Erotic Artists book (volume 2). I love to create dramatic interest in my pictures, whether it’s to paint an unusual landscape, or just to utilise dramatic lighting in my figure drawings or strong colour in my animal portraits. Delighting in the spontaneous tendencies of watercolour adds an interesting and distinctive look to my paintings, some of which are purposefully ambiguous, enabling the viewer to use their own interpretation of my artwork. I also love to hide images, and humour within my paintings, whether it’s a secret message, or an erotic couple hidden within a landscape, or even an erotic landscape where the couple are camouflaged as the features of the land itself. I am equally happy painting in oils, acrylics or watercolours and love to draw with pencil or ink. I have also developed the very effective method of drawing using white pencil on black card which creates dramatic pictures by just picking out where the light catches the body and leaving the rest of the image to the imagination, in darkness. I can also utilise many different styles, whether it is realistic, abstract, surrealistic, erotic, fantasy or camouflage art where something is hidden within the painting. I'm just passionate about my art, whatever I paint! But, it doesn't matter how many landscapes or pet portraits I paint, its always the erotic stuff that people are interested in! I started blogging to share some of the strange conversations I have with the people I meet. But its evolved into far more than that now.

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