Color Me Green
The world’s most prominent message: Nothing is set in stone.
The cool thing about life is that if you aren’t satisfied with it, you can always dissect the problem, take apart its very foundation, and rearrange its building blocks to face the right light. It’s contextual.
It’s your standards, your emotions, your life.
Get dirt thrown in your face and brush it off.
Do what you want and don’t feel bad for it.
Give back and give frequently.
Don’t hold back.
Yes, I realize a lot of what I said is reiterated in everyday life and if you crack open a fortune cookie, 9 times out of 10, you’ll probably see one of these statements, but that’s not the point. It’s taken me a long time to come to the realization that I’m responsible for my sculpture looking like shit, not my art teacher’s fault. Most people pay attention to the details, but I didn’t — I still don’t. I see a broader picture with blurred lines and smeared water colors. The overall picture is apparent, but there’s not clear distinction between parts of the whole.
So how do you find yourself if you can’t even identify the parts? Easy, you define the parts. You need to know the overall picture before you can define your parts. Obtain a sense of self before indulging in life’s extensive offerings. Despite popular belief, you have time. Draw a line here. Cut out this portion. Fill in the gaps. Take a step back.
Do you like what you see?