One of the darkest places one can go is to the land of indecision. This invented land may challenge your values. A lesson well learnt is when you discover that to challenge your values is to compromise the truth of who you are.
There are remembered points in your life where time seemed to go so slow and others when it flies by fast. Indecision land feels like both and simply a good waste of time. Perhaps fears draws us to this place, a fear of making the wrong decision and a sense that the alternatives don’t seem so appealing. Perhaps this seems a little too deep yet in the creative journey we can dock in this land unexpectedly. The temptation is to jump ship, and leave it all behind and let someone else take charge.
In the end, if the situation involves an art career decision it all comes back to the reason we create. Without purpose does art has any meaning?. During a recent bout of indecision I heard a sweet person say of my paintings that some have ‘ a gentle whisper of healing and peace, a sigh of relief as this world writhes in pain’. I was reminded that those who achieve their goals don’t compromise on their purpose or their values. After all if we don’t believe in ourselves then who else will. The acclaimed actress Helen Hayes was known to have said ‘ Short as I am I played the tallest queen in history. I though tall, I felt tall – and I looked tall. ‘
Below is one of my latest art pieces, a sculpture titled Every Tree has a Silver Lining