Vocation


watercolor, 5 x 7 inches
matted and backed to 11 x 14 inches
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It's Never Too Late
Vocation early 15c., "spiritual calling," from L. vocationem (nom. vocatio), lit. "a calling," from vocatus "called," pp. of vocare "to call." Sense of "one's occupation or profession" is first attested 1550s. —etymonline.com
On my 40th birthday, I celebrated the release of my first CD, Souvenir, at Club Passim in Cambridge, Mass. When I turned 41, I started touring full time all across the US and Europe. It seems like a million years ago.

A couple of years earlier, I was working at MIT and rowing on the Charles before work several mornings a week. One day I realized that, if I did not perform and create professionally as a singer songwriter, I would be a very unhappy camper at the age of 65. So, I changed my life.

Since then, I've produced six more album projects, created a load of musical and visual projects, programs, courses and exhibits, designed museum exhibits, designed and built a building, and more. I always feel like I am just getting started. At the beginning of any project, it alternately feels overwhelming and completely possible. I go into new things because of an insatiable desire for learning and new experience. Anxiety, self-doubt and mistakes are natural. So is the overcoming of those things.

If you've always felt like drawing or trying your hand at watercolor, I highly recommend that you start planning to take action now. If you're reading this, you have the opportunity to work with an exceptional teacher through a unique online program. With drawing and watercolor, there's a learning curve and then there's practice. Both of these things take time, so the sooner you start, the sooner you'll see the results.

FYI: These days, it's a fact that a high percentage of artists start their careers after the age of 50. I'm just sayin'...
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3 comments:

hamza khanzada said...

awesome
i like it
keep it up
hamza khanzada

natalie sassy said...

awesome

natalie said...

kept it up, you have a great taste of work and ideas.
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