(Watercolor / Ink Wash - Self Portrait 2003)
In today's age of technology, social networking and oftentimes lack of real connections with others, it is essential to define yourself as an artist and a person.
To know in your heart who you are, what makes you tick and what boundaries you have. Being true to yourself can be difficult today with some many things competing for our attention.
If you know who you are and what it is that you do, it is easier to say no to the things an people that may intrude on that. Every time you say yes to something you are saying no to something else!
So now from this made passion
which made me take art for an idol and a king,
I have learnt the burden of error that it bore.
And what misfortune springs from man's desire...
The world's frivolities have robbed me of the time
That I was given for reflecting upon God.
In what and where do your priorities lie?