Live your life to the fullest.

Life is short and is meant to be savoured, enjoyed and lived.

Don’t put things off.

As an artist and art instructor, I constantly hear others telling me what they cannot live and what they want but cannot have. Sadly many believe that they have to live something else while they wait to retire or, even more tragic, wait until their old lady or old man dies or decides to trade them in for a more recent model.

Taste of freedom

My first taste of freedom was at the age of 12 years old. By the time I was 16, I was completely free.

Seek the same truth

This is for everyone who will listen. My life has always been about finding love and a profoundly meaningful connection with a woman who wants the same kind of relationship with me. Several times I was sure I had found it only to find out the feelings I felt were not shared or even vaguely the same.

Live your passion

Being a deeply passionate man, I have always lived my life making pictures and doing exactly what the universe wants me to be doing. Now I realize that the women I knew in my past thought I was too much of a dreamer and would never amount to very much. I was the “boy of summer” and nothing more than a notch in a bedpost. I loved them. Unwittingly they have prepared me for the second half of my life.

Know yourself

I realize now that I am cut from a different cloth. We are here to live lives filled with genuine love, joy and happiness and not just the perceived variety.

Don’t wait until it’s too late.

I have already lost many friends who waited too long to live the life they wanted to live. Cancer has felled many of my beloved friends and students. A quick survey of the women in my classes shows a higher rate of cancer and cancer survivors, and the men who come to my classes are dropping like flies of prostate cancer. The most common regret is not following their dreams and following their heart.

Seek out happiness

Does *unhappiness* play some significant role in their demise?

We spend so much time controlling what happens in our lives that we forget to live them.

Remember that the universe is in control.

Quote of the day

“Life is short, and it is here to be lived.”

~ Kate Winslet ~

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Title: Desire
Size: 11.69 x 16.53 inches
Medium: Ink and watercolor on paper

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