Lifetime Commitments and the Full Circle of Art

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When I was little, all I wanted was to draw well.

My dream was not to be some rich and famous artist..

Not to win awards or have my paintings hanging in museums.

I just wanted to be good.

I remember staring endlessly at the pictures of the beautifully illustrated books I grew up with.Β  The people who made those pictures had somehow managed to capture their imagination on paper and make it real. My mind was filled with pictures, too – and there were worlds inside me that had to come out. The urge to create was irresistible.. and it ignited a fire inside me that will burn forever.

Exposure to art at an early age is a powerful experience. It can change your life. My husband Richard talks about this in his recent post, The Fine Art of Childhood.

Art is a lifetime commitment. The endless months, years, decades invested to get my skills to match my vision. Always pushing further – I love every step of my artistic journey. This is what I was meant to do. I have dedicated my life to bringing my unique vision out into the light. Truly, art is the soul made visible.

It seems only fitting that I have become the author / illustrator of children’s books..

After all, that is where it all began.

The circle is complete.

 

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  1. I have always loved art since I was a child also and now I’m finally trying to make my dreams come true! I love to write and draw weird characters and I’m thinking of writing and illustrating children’s books. Would appreciate any advice you can give me! πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ¨πŸ’œ Thanks!!!

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    1. Jill, if your dream is to create children’s books, then that means you are meant to do it! I would be happy to help you any way I can! If you are interested, maybe we can continue this discussion in email? That way, we can go into much greater detail.

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  2. Exactly. When I was a child I just wanted to draw, the well part came later. I couldn’t believe how you ended your postβ€””The circle is complete.” A few years ago I made a book with art made as an adult paired with childhood memories and called it Full Circle. I love it when things just seem to make sense.

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    1. Synchronicity! Wow Nancy, your book “Full Circle” sounds amazing.. I absolutely LOVE the concept of pairing your art with childhood memories. Brilliant idea! Really speaks to me – I would love to see it πŸ™‚

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