For years I was stuck in a rut doing the same things over and over and receiving the same results over and over again. I finally got to the point where I said, “enough is enough”. I still do things and I don’t get the results that I want, however I have changed enough to where I don’t do it over and over again. Now, if what I am doing doesn’t give me results that I want, I change the way I doing it. I am much faster now at changing how I do things then I was before.
This is also true with my art. Recently I was cleaning out our storage room where I had several boxes of my old art, drawings and sketches. I was so excited to see these old drawings and sketches that I hadn’t seen if over 10 years. Yet in a way I was shocked. The drawings and sketches that I had drawn over 10 years ago, were just like the drawings and sketches that I was drawing now. They were the same style and even the same themes. That was the moment when I decided it was time to take it up a level.
Since then I have been taking classes, trying new things and exploring new avenues. Yes, it does take some work and practice to move things to a higher level, but in the end I know it will be worth it. So, how is my art going to be different? I don’t have a clue! All I know right now is that there are changes on the horizon and I am really looking forward to them. However, for now I am really enjoying the journey!
So, what are you doing now that perhaps you could take up a level? Is there something about your work that you could take up a level? Is there something in your relationships that you could take up a level? Only you can answer these question, but aren’t they at least questions worth thinking about?
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