MY ART — A POEM BY JOHN CULLEN

At first I made stuff that my talent allowed — very marketable — with some success.

I borrowed from others — As most artists do — if you borrow too much for too long you become the upper sponge of life.

Always driven, I tried new ways — reached new plateaus.

Then I had a private chat with the truth — it said don’t stop being yourself else you become the victim of not very much!

Struggle or go to the back of the room.

Later many doors opened – some came off their hinges.

Then yesterdays veils parted piecemeal.

Don’t wait for the muse to prompt — its overrated — just work like hell.

Better to have small gains that build — soon the creativity factor jumps.

 

— “Random Spheres 3”, 30 x 30 inches, colored pencil and watercolor on illustration board

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