Have you ever started a project full of enthusiasm and eager to pull everything together? Maybe you are an artist, starting a new painting or redecorating a room in your home. Whatever it is, you couldn’t wait to start. Then, something happens. You get called away, run out of materials, get sick, family or friends interrupt. It could be anything that distracts you or stops you from completing your project. In my case, it was something I did not do. I was working on my third composition in my lighthouse series. I love this series and I was very excited to find another photo to use in my digital composite/collage art. I really worked at getting just the right look. I “cut” out my photos for the collage part. Next came textures and painting. Oh, I made multiple changes to every layer. It was late and I was getting tired. A good time to quit-save the file and return the next day to continue. At least I thought I saved my file. The next day when I opened my lighthouse to continue, to my dismay, none of the changes showed up. Hours of work gone. I searched every backup file. No luck. The changes to my art lost forever. I lost all my enthusiasm for my lighthouse. I turned to other art, and kept putting it off. Yet, the delay did some good. I made some changes that pulled everything together.
What is the point of my story? My point is this: do not give up. Even when everything goes wrong and you are facing disappointment, frustration, and a loss of inspiration, do not give up. Persist and you will make it!
My finished Rust Light
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