An entire year has passed. So much has happened. I have learned that we never stop learning. I enrolled in a drawing class with Mura White. Here is an example of my class work:
Last year I explored my talent in many areas. I learned about origami, and made many sculptures out of different kinds of paper. Here is a sample of my origami:
I also explored cooking. I learned to make Sausage Chicken Jambalaya, Chicken Chowmien,Thia Cashew Chicken, and many others. Here is a photo of a Cherry Pie I made:
My most recent cooking discovery has been Lasagna Tacos. I know it sounds bizarre, but if you think about it, it makes sense. Lasagna is meat and cheese. Tacos is meat and cheese, but when you add in the layers of ricotta cheese and pasta and stuff it in a taco shell it is very tasty!
When I saw the new year approaching, I got into meditation. In the stillness of mind, I cultivated the patience and discipline needed to focus on one type of art to specialize in. I decided that while I am an unusually talented artist it will take longer to be successful if I don't focus on one area. It has been a long awaited dream to be a successful freelance artist, and by the word successful I mean being able to support myself from the sales of my artwork. The area I am focusing in on is traditional illustration. Making time to draw everyday, weather it be a caricature for a friend or client, a comic book, or class work, it all serves to push my drawing skills up to the next level. Accepting all of the challenges along the way, and facing them one at a time from a place of inner peace has helped me to stay focused, and proactive with my work.