This is a highly personal memoir of following my souls calling to a re-birth from the life I was leading, in return for a life of solitude. Is this simply what artists seek in order to ‘create’? I was renown in my past life (and not so long ago) for my highly successful graphic design business that was responsible for the inception of the most powerful wine brand in the world – [yellow tail]. I relinquished the business for the sake of my spiritual inner health, and my marriage and perfectly constructed life – for a more affordable existence that I had control over.
Through the process of painting, writing and the study of Carl Jung’s Archetypes I explored the existential questions that illuminated my universal concerns of the heart. I was lead on a journey of discovery by painting my soul’s desire and search for a meaningful life.
From the time we are born we are on a journey. Many of us do not have the luxury of determining which train we will catch, nor which station to either disembark temporarily,….or where to terminate. In fact many human beings don’t have a lot of choice. So if you have the advantage of ‘choice’ in your life, you are fortunate, and I am one of these people. To choose (or not) is akin to Shakespeare saying ‘to be, or not to be – that is the question’. Do we let life carry us along blindly following paths directed for us by our parents and even our own perceptions of a comfortable, but conformed life? We are not all the same, and I am not trying to advocate any sort of doctrine about ‘how to conduct a successful life’ or ‘manifest your dreams’. The book is quite simply a compilation of heart felt chronological short stories created over a 10-year period of my life, and I write in the hope of inspiring others by sharing my gift of art.
After all – it’s a game, right?
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