“It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.” — Picasso
I’ve started– no, wait! I’m almost finished with a big project. You can see how it’s progressing from the links at the bottom.
I’ve been reflecting on 2012 this week, and I’ve been surprised by how much things have changed this year. When I look back at my goals for the year, one that stands out most is:
Make paintings that excite me. Be brave with my work.
Wrapping up this painting on New Year’s Eve is the perfect culmination of that goal. No matter what went wrong this year– biopsies, bad days, or broken ornaments– my painting has gone in a direction I’m proud of. I had to make some sacrifices for that to happen, and I’m still not sure how some things will work out– will this project affect my income? Did I make the right business decision? Maybe not.
But did I make a painting that excites me? Hell yes. Do I feel brave with my work? Yup.
One square left for Monday. But until then, I’d love to know one thing that went right for you in 2012. Wanna tell me?