Tag: sailing

Who wants to be somewhere other than where you are?

Sailboat painting BZTAT
“Sailboat Wind” by BZTAT

I am raising my hand.

I would like to be sailing on a breezy but calm lake with good friends and a beer in my hand.

But I am not there. I am in my studio, creating.

It is not so bad, as I like my studio and I like to create.

Still yet, there are times that I long for something different. Something relaxing and thrilling at the same time.


I don’t own a sailboat. I have no hopes of being able to afford such a luxury anytime soon.

I don’t have any friends with boats jumping with invites either.

But I still dream.

And the canvas can do miracles.

I won’t revile you with phony quotes that implore you to shirk responsibility and follow your dreams. People often think that is what being an artist is about.

It is not.

Following your dreams is no easier than working a crappy job, and in many ways, it is harder.

I say find ways to reconcile your present lot in life and find ways to make it OK. But always be looking for ways to go beyond and fulfill your dreams too.

It is the journey and not just the destination that makes your life full.

Are you feeling as though you want to be somewhere other than where you are? Are you unhappy with your lot at the moment and screaming to be doing something else?

Where would you rather be? What is standing in your way of getting where you want to be?

What is is your dream?

How are you making your journey fulfilling?

Today's Drawing a Day: Sailing to Paradise

See all the January 2011 A Drawing a Day drawings!

Sailboat drawing BZTAT
"Sailing to Paradise" drawing by BZTAT

I am making a drawing every day in January, and posting each day’s drawing here on my blog. Each drawing will be placed for auction here with a buy now option for folks who don’t get into the auction frenzy.

Today’s drawing is a little bit different. Those of us who have suffered an incredibly harsh winter this year have been dreaming of sailing to the tropics lately, so I thought I would make the dream come live!

Here’s the info about the drawing:

This auction is  closed.

5″ X7″ Prismacolor Pencil and Marker Drawing by artist BZTAT

Comes with an acid free mat ready for an 8″ X 10″ frame

Leave bids in increments of $5 below in the comments section.

Minimum Bid $30 USD

Shipping: $5 USA $15 International

BUY NOW OPTION: You can buy this piece now for $60 as long as no bids have been made in the comments below. Simply write BUY NOW in the comments and send a payment of $60 + shipping via PayPal to bztat at bztat.com.

Highest bid at 10:00 pm EST on Sunday 1/30/11 wins the piece.

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