I am what I am

Here is my latest painting. When I started out I had a completely different theme in mind. As it developed so did the meaning. Through all of my self discovery from writing in my journal and sketching each morning I have come up with this. "I am what I am." I still view the world the same way I did when I was teenager. I still think I look the same way I did when I was twenty. At least in my eyes I do. Oh I know I do not look the same way. I know I have wrinkles and a saggy butt. I know I have grown in many ways and learned from my mistakes. I have incorporated new techniques and styles in my life and in my art. I realized this as I look at my old art work. My drawings look just like they did when I was young. I hated the way I drew. I felt my drawings were juvenile. After all these years the way I draw has not changed. It is all right. It is who I am. I'm OK with it. I have learned to embrace myself and love who I am. It is a good thing. It is OK to be me.


  1. I love this post, because I have been on the same road of discovery! My perception of art in the past was not as broad as it is now! Your art is so beautiful. Those few words on your painting finish it up so nicely! It's a good place to be, thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for your comments on my blog...We have to stick together, us artists that is. As I said before, I love your style...it is refreshing and unique!

  3. You make such a wonderful point Charlie, that is it OK to be who we are...and there is nothing wrong with that. You said you thought your drawings were juvenile...maybe yes, maybe no -- but they are your "style" and we all have one of those that is uniquely ours.

    And I'm glad you drew your face and not your saggy butt!! lol!!! A little levity!!

    I love the collar on the dress...it's gorgeous!