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the artwork of Latasha Willis, Afro-Bohemian chick
Jackson, MS
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."
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L'Afrique commented on reasontolive 12/19/2011
"hi there"
thx for visiting & commenting my gallery! I'm having so much fun w/ it. I love your designs too. Best wishes
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Rincon Creek Studios commented on reasontolive 12/19/2011
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
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The Flying Pig Gallery commented on reasontolive 12/19/2011
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!
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