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Why did I not become an artist?

Why did I not become an artist?

I love adding the detail to a very fine drawing  
Then painting a picture for sensual pleasure.
I love the satisfaction of producing real art
The pure creative pleasure of building a picture
A feeling of accomplishment at the completion.
Positive reinforcement of my own interpretation
Producing a likeness,  a creation of beauty.
The application of paint in beautiful colours.
To produce a picture to match the minds eye.
The relaxation has benefits beyond measure
Blocking out mundane thought by contemplation
Of the subject, and the total intense concentration
Leading to a final interpretation. Hard to resist
The question. Why did I not become an artist?

©️ John Yeo

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