36 X 48 INCHES

I recently had the privilege of being participating in an art show where I exhibited a painting that was inspired by a unanimous love letter that was written for the person that “doesn’t know what they want.” I chose this letter because it embraces one of my deepest concerns as I embark on this life’s journey and struggle to figure out just that. Some people are lucky enough to just know, while others endure a lengthy battle to find clarity. And like many, I am definitely on the latter side of things. As I revisit this topic regularly, I have realized that I far too often find myself playing the comparison game with other’s accomplishments, I quite regularly realize, way after the fact, that I just spent the last five minutes arguing against a compliment someone had the heart to offer me and I commonly find myself belittling the numerous successes that I have been lucky enough to experience. Why can’t I just revel in where I have been, what I am up to and the adventure that is ultimately ahead of me? Why is it so easy to focus on what you don’t have rather than delighting in what you do? This was made overtly apparent when I was telling my “art story” to someone that had the fortitude to stop me mid conversation and point out that I wasn’t giving myself enough credit. He reminded me that there is a beauty in the ability of taking stock of what you have done and that being proud of your accomplishments, big or small is of upmost importance. He emphasized how refection of your current status, despite maybe not being exactly where you want to be, has an enormous power to foster the energy you do need to keep moving forward. I may not know exactly what I want to do or be, but remembering to take those moments to pause and remember the journey in which you have gone on only helps you get to the answer of that ultimate question sooner. “KARM” 36×48 was painted purely from a place of inspiration from the power that conversation had. The realization that I have so much to be grateful for and have so much to look forward to, yielded my most favourite painting yet this year. Remember, “do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”