Pussy Willow- Painting #61

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8 x 8 in. Oil on board 3/5/2016

A sure sign that Spring is coming on. Received these as a gift form my friend Hiro. I’ve often been struck by his insights throughout the whole germination of this project and I’m extremely grateful for all of them.

Not sure why my pussy willows got so tragic, tho. Actually, that’s a lie. A creative friend at work was terribly blue.  Feeling full of doubt. I could see in her how I felt not too long ago…and to be honest, still do at times. All I could really do was be there for her and let her know that she wasn’t alone.

I don’t think people actually understand what it takes/means to create something and stand behind it. You’re not gonna please everyone. But you’re not doing it for them. You’re doing it because you need to. And you believe that this is the best use of your passion. Believing that is the hardest part. Everything else is just grist for the mill. The work of it. Everyone has to find thier own way, but cheers to those who struggle to keep believing and move forward anyway. Lord knows I’m one of them.  Welcome to week 10.

This is the last of the gifted boards that Johanna helped me prepare and Zak cut for me. A beautiful stretch of work for me, in that I felt the need to do them justice. I hope I can continue to bring that feeling through the ones I make for myself. I started with Cher’s penny, so I feel I’m in good company. Sometimes it takes a push.

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