“To create one’s own world takes courage.” Georgia O’Keeffe
This painting took me the whole year to finish, not continuously but it gave me a lot of challenges to finish this project. I started this when I was still battling with an artist block and forced myself to create something. I had different ideas at the beginning but was very disappointed when it didn’t turn out the way I wanted. I cried and was very angry to myself that I wanted to destroy this piece. I thought I pushed myself so hard and painting a large piece in a small studio wasn’t easy. Knowing I have spent a lot of bucks on many failed experiments already, I refrained from destroying it. Whenever I’m in the good mood I check it out but after months and months, I couldn’t find any inspiration to finish this not until this month.
I saw something that interested me in the background… as I’m tracing with my eyes, I saw a naked woman, with golden hair facing the dandelion. And voila my adrenalin starts pumping again all over my senses and I’m ready to finish this piece. I titled it “I’m Wishing” as the paintings reflects of me of many wishes and dreams that I only kept secretly in my silent prayers. I think, I’m ready to believe in my wishes and dreams now. I’m ready to trust myself and I know how powerful belief works…it become a reality.