Why do I call this gallery "Reason to Live"? Well, in January 2002, I attempted suicide by stepping into oncoming traffic on a busy highway. The nearest oncoming car stopped so far away from me that I realized that I wasn't supposed to leave yet. Looking back at that particular time in my life now, I realize that I was so miserable because I wasn't doing what I wanted to do but what others expected me to do. I think that in my subconscious mind, I did not see the point in living if I could not be myself. After that experience, I began to take ownership of my life and returned to my first love: art. I was going to major in art in college but I changed my major because I feared that I would not make any money in the art field. Now, I care more about doing what I love, which I believe will result in a good income if I continue to create. No, I don't have any fancy software or an art studio, but I will use what I have to make my dreams come true. Now I see that being me is a "Reason to Live."
What a wonderful surprise this morning. I am grateful fo rthe link you added on your blog. I was also thrilled to see some of Lemlime's fabulous work spotlighted. Bright Blessings to you and much success, Bit
Love your work, especially your watercolors and digital paintings! Good luck pursuing your dream. I was very touched by what you said about being true to yourself, and the cost of not doing that ; I've fought that battle with all the "logical" people in my life myself. Best wishes!