Ever since I can remember, I’ve enjoyed creating something.
When I was young, I always knew that each experience I had would benefit the next in some way. My entire life was spent creating in almost every medium including lumber, sheetrock, and ceramic tile. I built and remodeled houses to pay the bills. However, when I came home and sat at the easel, I tried to create perfection.
The only time in my life I have actually achieved perfection was when my three children were born. Everything is better in threes. My children are my life. My 35 year marriage is my success. Painting is my peace.
At 62, I’m still looking for that great idea to paint, or to write, or to create something so people would appreciate it. When inspiration hits me, stand clear. Like the time I had an idea for a new pool cover. Each year when I closed my pool, I spent hours trying to come up with the perfect design. I drew 25 different designs. I’m still not there yet.
The point is I create. It’s who I am, it’s what I do.