Anyone close enough to really know me, probably doesn't even know me now. Ha.
They would, however, know that I've been in my home-office for the better part of every day since May. Why? Because I'm a writer. Writing is in my veins, my soul, my sanity.
The catch: Writing is NOT the most lucrative career (for most.) It also is one of the slowest build-up and get paid professions there are. I've seen amazing novelists have to self-publish, wait three years for their material to get noticed in masses and THEN, get published and gain "fame" or "success" in mainstream. I don't really hold my breath, but I hold all the hope in the world for the Trilogy I'm knee deep in.
What then? Well, I started painting to fill the need for creative outlet when I was burnt out or when words didn't fall out of me. (Mostly, because I have three kids, am going through divorce and getting long uninterrupted time is hard to come by.) Writing requires, for me at least, solitude, loud music, emotions...but painting doesn't.
I'm a risk-taker, a dream-maker and a lover of all things emotionally charged, soulful or even the slightest bit helpful or thoughtful. So I started making painting that mean something. I incorporated my original photography, and writing and it just kept coming.
I'm no genius, or brilliant artist, but I care. I care a lot. Too much, I'm sure, so it's a healthy and creative way to love. We all might sit around laughing at "Lulu's cute little endeavor during her mid-life divorcee stage." or....I may just have found a financial way to pay for the time I need to write. Either way, I'm loving it. I'm glowing in the fun and challenge and heat of nay-Sayers.
Click below to see the a five-minute back story video I made to give people a glimpse. Be nosy, be inspired, laugh at me, it's your choice. I choose to believe. In myself, in this whole journey and that endings and beginnings have a way of weaving and surprising us all.
Beginning and Endings - The Peacock Heart
Beginnings and endings- The Peacock Heart from Lulu Salavegsen on Vimeo.
"Shimmer with a smile. Life is hard, bloom anyway."