‘No More Gray Days’
From the 360 series #9
oils on Reclaimed canvas
This work Needs a big wall space!
Must see in person for depth and color saturation,
Powerful yet Serene.
4′ X 4′ X 2″ thick
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“There is an island fantasy
A “Someday I’ll,”
we’ll never see when recession stops,
our mortgage is paid,
or our pay increases.
That Someday I’ll,
where problems end,
where every piece of mail is from a friend,
where the children are sweet and already grown . . . .
Most unhappy people . . . put happiness on “lay away”
And struggle through a blue today . . . .
Life’s most important revelation is
that the journey means more than the destination .”
~ Denis Waitley
Source: Denis Waitley in Seeds of Greatness
No more gray days was painted while I lived in Oregon…
where gray days prevail, and my life was a huge bucket of stress, daily.
I wanted something to remind me that I make my own sunshine, inside and out…
no matter the days events. I needed to provide myself with a work
that re-energized my soul, gave hope on days that felt like I wouldn’t make it through, brought peace to situations that felt impossible.
So, when I found this huge canvas at a local thrift store,
with a horrible painting on it, I bought it, brought it home
to the studio, and began just laying in the colors of hope, of joy,
of reward. When I finished, I stood back and realized,
this life is my own, my destiny is to be a painter, and I
am no coward, no shrinking violet.
I will not ever listen to those who are dream crushers,
those who want to see a person fail, those people who
criticize and make fun of a person’s path, truths, and passions.
I am my own sunshine, and I light my own way
when the days feel dark, and impossible.
I am a maker of art, a creator, a human being of
strength and courage.
No more gray days, powerful, calm and wise,
it marks where I have been, where I will go,
and the faith in myself that is needed to succeed.
I hope you enjoy the work too.