"Bearly There"- 4x4 inches, acrylic on gessobord
In my earlier life I struggled with wanting to please everyone. This of course is impossible. I, however, did not learn that until I had suffered quite a bit of heartache. This can be especially hard as an artist offering your very best to family and friends who unknowingly reject it. So often I felt that I was "barely there". Misunderstood and unable to offer something valuable, I almost gave up. Thank God I did not! I finally realized not everyone would value what I did. In understanding this, I changed direction and concentrated on connecting with those who shared the same interests. No longer am I "barely there"- surrounded by support, warmth and love now I am "Bearly There".