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