Lately how I view my work and others has been greatly influenced by a very experienced and talented artist. You could say because of the way my art has moved him I too have been moved. His eye and understanding for my work is something I believe is personal to him. I am honored. However, in listening to him and feeling some of what he conveys to me in his eloquent and precise language, I seem to feel parts of me that either lay dormant or were never quite developed as an artist, opening up.
Some of the pieces he has gravitated towards and seems to enjoy are works that were created when I was figuratively speaking, being born again. This birthing took place when I finally decided to visit my brother in Kauai and get out of my home for a while, swim in the ocean upon rising and also before I slept at night.
Before that I was pretty much resigned to staying as much as possible inside my home. In the months at home I discovered my art and my writing by just ‘doing’ it everyday. At least 10 hours per day I spent writing and creating art. This discipline is something I had desired all my life, but until I ‘lost it all’ so to speak, I never allowed myself the space nor the time to sit and write and do art on a daily basis.
Well I do now. And I specifically asked the Universe to garner me a job where I could continue to at least have 4 solid days where working on art, writing and developing my communication skills as an artist were part of the deal. My belief in the Law of Attraction gets stronger every day as I got that job.
Funny thing is when I started to write this piece, I started to write about what felt like death and some of the very low points I experienced in the past year. I kept deleting. I do not know if I will ever go extensively into that darkness as a means of conveying how to live NOW, but it has become more apparent for me that to start most of my work and conversation from where I am NOW.. feels so good.
This writing today is a statement of appreciation for the NOW of my life and the people in it that seem to be a catalyst for my present day wonder and Joy. It is as if my work transforms daily right before my eyes as does work I have done in the past.
I have taken the liberty of changing some of the titles of my work (past) that will allow me to use them in a more cohesive manner in the books I am working on.
The Elevator Series.. How To Live Book One, is a collection of my Art, writings, and poems, but more important will contain short vignette/stories on what it is like to seek the answers to the big questions (at least the ones I asked in my lifetime) that living seems to create for us. From India to Alaska where I gutted fish for a living with the Natives, surviving on moose for the season (that I shot by the way) and coming round to this moment in time where I can honestly say Life has NEVER.. been Better!!
I feel this journey has been an amazing one and well worth writing about. But it is where I am NOW that thrills me most. As I embrace the teachings of the Law of Attraction my life gets easier because I am truly learning .. ‘Ask and It is Given’.
Much Love and Appreciation to my fellow Artist and friends.
Also in this piece early on I dedicated this to my Brother Erhan who is as vibrant and as loving as this work feels to me!
Erhan Passionate and Vibrant Man!! I took an original photo of an amazing flower from Kauai and started to add a bit of shadow.. then I saw the canoes.. He rides in a wave of passion so his ‘ride’ should be so too..
Erhan.. you inspire and spread your joy every time you say ‘WOW’ or write us a bubble mail or tell us your story a little, your dreams of being all that you ARE BECOMMING.. here are your canoes to help guide you on this most amazing journey you are taking …and giving us all a peek into the life and the heART of Erhan OZBIYIK!!