This morning while I was driving my son to school he asked me who bought the paintings that I delivered on yesterday. Yes, I will make deliveries on a Sunday. I told him who it was and then he asked me how much did I sell them for. I told him and his eyes bucked. I also told him that it was at a discounted price. He was shocked at the amount. I said that I have someone else who is interested in a painting that cost almost three times as much. His eyes bucked again. He said, mom you charge too much for your paintings that more people will buy if they were cheaper. I expained to him that artwork can be worth thousands of dollars and that one day I hope to reach that plato. I told him my plans to make my art a full time endeavor and paint for the rest of my life. He then said, yeah then you could tell your boss that you quit and just walk out. I said to him, no son I can’t do that, you never want to burn your bridges. He said why does it matter you will never have to go back. Of course I explained to him that you never know what could happen, that I may need them and its just the right thing to do. He said we are going to be rich. I wish I felt in my heart the way he did. Yes he is only twelve years old and don’t know any better, but it reminds me of how when your young you have high hopes and a postive outlook on the things. Having this positve attitude is one of the paths on my rejuvenation journey. When your waiting for that sale to come through the door so you can meet all your financial obligations you have to believe that you will get through the ruff patches by staying positive that you are near the end and that much closer to your goals. The piece below is ispired by what I am feeling inside while I go through this journey. Its titled “The Cover Up” I will cover up the negative thoughts with colorful ones which will make my days a little bit brighter.
THE COVER UP