For years my Mother (in her infinite wisdom) has been quoting the same thing to me; "Sebastian. Do what you dream." What she means by this is that it's time to make Art. Art with a capital 'A'. It's never been a hobby, and now it's time to see what I can do with it.
Stepping off of the ledge now, but at least it's mine!
I have really taken a leap of faith. As of Valentine's Day I did what I knew was unsafe and may be seen as foolish by more practical folks. After much tyranny and mistreatment I broke up with my job.. After 7 years it may have been the longest relationship I have ever had.
You see, I have been in love with art for a very long time. There were occasional trysts, letters never sent and even a few public displays. Maybe I've become wiser or maybe I'm just too old to let any more time pass without following that dream. I have much to do!
And don't forget......
“You must live your story.”
― Michael Ende, The Neverending Story
So, here are a few watercolors from field books:
And here are a few single pages:
Some of these are probably going to exist as paintings in one form or another, particularly this one: