Throughout our lives we go through transitions, we shift, we change. To think back to the person I was 10 years ago is mind boggling. The change has been drastic. However, there are things that are always true about me.
I noticed that whenever I would go through a major career change I would struggle with my identity. In our society, we often identify ourselves with what we do or what our title is. I’ve been struggling a bit lately because I have identified myself as an artist the past few years. It has been my full-time job as well as a mother. In the past 6 months I have been doing contract work that has taken me out of the studio. It is work that has nothing to do with art at all. It has made me question a little bit who I am or who I am becoming.
The root of us doesn’t change though. I am an artist. Even though I’m not in the studio, I find that I have to paint. I find myself wandering the aisles of art stores on my time off. I’ve even started turning my hotel rooms into my temporary art studio while I’m on the road. Even though our circumstances may change, it doesn’t mean we have to.
Here are two pieces I recently painted in my hotel while I was on the road. I only got a little paint on the rug. 😉