I Started at CALM AS PALMS
When I first started painting, I had a triple saying I did. The multiple saying piece is still my wheelhouse.
The saying went:
Calm as palms,
Mellow as a manatee,
Roll with the tides.
My Peace of Paradise.
At the point I am writing and painting these, NONE OF THOSE THINGS ARE HAPPENING.
I am living on a $1 boat and my whole dream of running off to the sea is on serious tilt.
One day, I come home from work. I barely had enough gas to go to work the next day. I am sliding down the side of Star Fish Company’s dock and a girl says... “It must be nice.”
She repeats it and adds.. “I wish I were you.”
And I think about that on my tougher days that my hell is someone else’s heaven.
I am up at midnight after a 9 hour workday, and I have been painting palm trees.
CALM AS PALMS.
Because it isn’t. And in adversity there is art.