It’s never too late, you know, to branch out….
…to branch out, dig deep within yourself, tap into the world around you and explore new opportunities as your story marches on….
You’ll be surprised who is there to help you along the way. The key is not what I’d expected or conditioned to believe – the key is, I really believe …..
Vulnerability! Showing a bit of L-plate vulnerability doesn’t do any harm at all, I’d suggest it was a decent quality…..Rarely encouraged during my days in the corporate world of Construction….
which led into the ‘smile and show them the facility, go host the celebrity’ world of Golf…..
Where failure is rarely encouraged, often ushered away and papered over when surely this is one of the most important aspects of life we can learn from….
Those early on experiences of turning to art…..
Studio shot work in progress
…coupled with the disparity of ‘Haves’ and ‘Have Nots’ in society nudged me to explore both sides of this coin that has more edges than the new pound coin…
With me leaning in, no, plunging in with both of my 9.5 sized feet with all my passion, enthusiasm and sales skills to persuade some of societies better known faces to sign the $ with me….
Frankly the other side of the coin was far easier, more natural and from the heart…..
With the labourers on City Walk, spot the creative with his book upside down!
As the Heroes & Villains collection took shape forcing me to dig deeper….
Damian the Sri Lankan security gaurd – the times I’ve walked past him in a hurry and other secuirty for that matter needed addressing. So he was honoured in Heroe$ & Villain$ – Security by day…by night….
Sign here please Mr. Trump!
It was a real blast and an eye-opening experience collecting all those signed $1 bills as Art told a story.
Hand up, I got totally carried away, still catching my breath from the opening night of Heroes & Villains back in April 2015….
With the more polished gallery version….
So, those 2 videos – which one did you prefer? The one which shows the more vulnerable me, the real me is the one that has served me transition from Engineering – Golf – Art well as the dance continues does it for me despite a cringe factor looking back.
You see, I’d been so wrapped up over the last 5 or so year crashing into the Art world, uninvited….
…on reflection a prolifically creative / need to be heard time in my life in rather surreal times….
throwing myself into the ring….
Only to recently realise the huge journey of change and re-invention I’ve been privileged to be part of. The one constant during all this was that there was always….
Change, change and change again!
What’s your point, caller?
My point is the vulnerability during change is a good thing, a catalyst even that opens up more doors that an 1980’s game show. It’s all about adaptability….
Some of it’s of our own making, some of it forced upon us…
It creates an openness to learn, to listen to others and to get our head down, go for it, make a few mistakes and go for it again.
Either way, this fella was right….
Tapping into your childlike no boundaries mind can work wonders and give us, if nothing else, hope to survive at times, let alone grow……
So for me as the Art continues with giving myself time to catch the 6 collections up I’m tapping into helping others grow, change and discover the greatness in vulnerability. It’s ok, I don’t bite….
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