"What is the meaning of doing art for you"?
Working on my pieces is like therapy for me. My work is
very detailed and the level of attention required to achieve
this detail requires complete focus and concentration. This
intense focus serves to clear my mind. It releases all the
"noise" in my mind.
I am a single parent of two boys (Hunter, 9 and
Garrett-Lee, 7) and when they go to bed I go to "therapy".
I work 3 to 4 hours a night on my pieces and by the time
I'm done the worries of the day have been absorbed by
my "piece in creation". I believe that it's not the end result
that matters but the process involved in getting there.
Of course, it is nice when your creation satisfies you and
it's even nicer when others enjoy it, as well. But that's not
really the purpose. It's about releasing my inhibitions and
just letting my creativity flow. The key is to not be afraid
to take that journey. As I always say, "Creativity is nothing
more than your willingness to set your mind free."
Mike's website: www.freewebs.com/peytonartwork
His email: firstname.lastname@example.org