My art is an expression of how someone else impacted my life, a tribute to them. An expression of gratefullness.
My art crosses all boundaries, does not discriminate only opens minds and hearts. Some people will get it, some people won't.
Some people will hate it, while others will love it, and some will just be indifferent.
But all of them felt something, that is what art is.
Whether through words, or song....
Pictures or altered images of what my mind sees
They are a way to connect to people, whom I may have never even seen.
They are a way to bring back memories of perhaps happier times
They are ways to inspire others to live their dreams.
My art is also my livelihood, it is not just a hobby or something I do for fun.
Although, I am happy to donate it when I can to worthy causes, to help give hope to others, or inspire others to help someone others may not have thought to help.
My art is a way to pay it forward.
I don't always expect things in return, and sometimes a smile or a heartfelt thank you is enough.
But please understand, this is my profession.
Just because I don't work a nine to five job, or put in overtime, like you think I should, doesn't mean I don't "work".
My work is creating, and it takes patience, determination, practice and sometimes starting over and over again to get it just right.
My art is my life.... My music my soul,.... and my words a look into the past, present and what the future may or may not hold.
And if I can have that resonate with someone else, to give them hope when they are struggling, or to bring them joy when they are down.
Then my art is worth continuing to do.
Art is not a regular job, it's a lifestyle and one I am so grateful to have found.