August 5, 2011

sea of inspiration

12 x 12, oil on canvas
When asked what is the driving force behind his creativity, Sir Paul McCartney responded:

"It's simple -- I really enjoy what I do.
I have quite a few passions, as you might have noticed.
It really is just when I have a minute and when a particular passion hits me.
I love to paint.
I love to write poetry.
I love to make music.
So it's not really hard work for me,
and if I have a strong urge for something,
then I just go and do it."

~What I love most about Sir Paul is that he embraces life with such gratitude, humility, grace, joy, humor and insight. He is worth an estimated $750 million, could live anywhere/buy anything; and yet - he chose to go on the road and share his music with 1.2 million of his "closest" friends this summer. He doesn't call it work because he loves what he does. He has learned to just be. BE, as in, be open to innovative ideas, be in alignment with what he is most passionate about. He says it's just that simple.
May we be as a sailboat gently floating on the sea, ever ready to hoist our own sails. And may Sir Paul's timeless words and music continue to illuminate the world, inspiring all to "just go and do" our part to spread the light~


Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I've really enjoyed your land and seascapes recently. On this one the water is perfect and makes the statement to me. Looks like they are either just going out or returning since the sails are down and put away. Nice one Faye.

Linda Popple said...

Love your painting ~ I can feel the breeze! And your commentary is so inspiring! Nice way to start the day!

Marian Fortunati said...


Want to sail away but always want to come back to what I love... living life!!!