In the meantime, here's a peek inside.
Posted by Zermeno at Tuesday, November 12, 2013
I LOVE my life! I've worked hard all my life to be able to enjoy where I am. So recently I've decided that it was time to spend my life doing what I enjoy. Who's life is this anyway?!! I strongly believe everyone has innate gifts and their own life purpose. I know I'll never be the greatest artist, but that's not my purpose in life. My purpose is to live my life in the arts and be inspirational.
How can I inspire others if I'm not practicing what I preach? So I am back to work creating art and writing and designing my art book: "My Life in the Arts". This joy I'm feeling is PRICELESS! I hope my book also inspires others to have more "JOY" in their everyday lives.
Posted by Zermeno at Monday, November 11, 2013
It's absolutely wonderful not to take myself seriously. I feel so absolutely "liberated" and I'm giving myself permission to go back to my roots of being a happy artist creating new graphic works of art. Inspired by the interior of my home environment, I am in my pajamas listening to French music and HAVING SO MUCH FUN!!!! designing posters, coffee mugs, and tshirts. You can order yours directly from the "giftshop" at ZermenoGallery.com.
I was recently offered an exhibition in London. I love London, but after my last international exhibition it took everything out of me. While it was certainly exciting to be back in Europe, it was so exhausting and time consuming!!! It was also so difficult getting through international customs transporting all my paintings from the Charles De Gaulle Airport to the Gallery in St. Germain, the area in Paris across from Notre Dame Cathedral along the Seine river. So I swore to myself I would NEVER put myself through that again.
Despite the interest in my work, the one thing I've learned from taking classes at a local academy is that my work is not very good (at least not in a "realist" sense). While I have great respect for teachers of realism, I've been having a lot of self doubt lately. I think it's healthy because it's best not to ever take myself seriously. Being a creative soul that I am, I only know how to paint from my "imagination". What a problem to have.... It's time to fully embrace my imagination for what it really is: "a gift"!!! Nonetheless, that's why I'm in a period of improving my craft as an artist right now.
While I'm tempted to exhibit in London, I'd rather spend my time becoming a better skilled artist than focusing on exhibitions and selling works to all these private collectors. I am more committed to inspiring others to use the arts to have more ABSOLUTE JOY in life. And how can I do that if I'm not practicing what I preach? So I am going to spend more time practicing my craft, creating art, working on my art book, and get back to HAVING FUN and JOY in my life!!! So sorry, London. I love you, but I'm not ready. So you'll just have to wait! In the meantime, you can buy this "Zermeno in London" from the giftshop at Zermenogallery.com.
Posted by Zermeno at Friday, November 08, 2013