I’m so excited – I sold one of my WWI encaustic paintings this weekend called Forward!

My encaustic painting on barn board, entitled Forward.

Forward! Encaustic and paper on barn board. Click on picture to get a closer look.

I’ve been in the midst of an existential funk for the past few months, wondering where all this WWI art and writing are going, struggling with creative blocks and creative meaning, trying to figure out the meaning of my life… Not that selling a painting cures all that, but I had just come to the conclusion that I needed to keep on keeping on with the art and writing that I like. That’s how life and art feel meaningful by following your bliss (as Joseph Campbell used to say). So selling a WWI painting with a title like Forward! seems a bit serendipitous. I’m going to take it as a sign to keep going forward.