Print 2 – BATTLE OF EPIC PROPORTIONS – 24 x 18 inch – printed on canvas
Print 2 – BATTLE OF EPIC PROPORTIONS – (ZEUS VS DEVIL)
At first, I thought there was no way I could meet the challenge of this painting. Zeus represents my love for Greek mythology as the ruler of all Gods. Zeus’ muscular body, lightning bolts and fierce expression represent my Hellenic (Greek) warrior spirit that I use to conquer my illness (Devil). This painting took me 2 years to paint from bed, while I would sit up 5 minutes at a time to complete. I imagined myself as Zeus and also believed I was invincible which allowed me the willpower to complete such a piece, providing me with deep courage and solace.
This painting had me repeating the mantra: If you BELIEVE it, and can CONCEIVE it…. YES YES YES, you can ACHIEVE IT!!!
As I began to watch my painting come to life, I began to realize that we must NEVER throw our wants or needs away, that we DESERVE the best life and that only we, ourselves, can define what our ‘best’ life is.
If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hands. I saw myself creating a masterpiece that was beyond what I ever thought I would be capable of. I wanted for everytime someone viewed my painting, to be empowered and inspired.
Every time I felt I was incapable, I went back to look at what I had created and what I am truly capable of. These were my intentions, my wants, my needs for this painting and each and every time I got feedback from it, the sentiment was exactly what I intended to manifest. I realized through painting this, that one must:
ACT LIKE YOU KNOW THE TRUTH, BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS – no matter what is happening in your life, you are capable of being the HERO in your own story. In order to do so, first you must change your role in the story and become the protagonist and heroine.
KNOWING THE TRUTH IS GOING FOR THE JOY.
You have the right to be POWERFUL and GREAT, BOLD and BODACIOUS no matter what the circumstance. ACT like you KNOW the TRUTH, because you ARE THE TRUTH. You are the director of your AUTHENTIC IDENTITY. In order to stand as your AUTHENTIC SELF, sometimes you have to be willing to STOP trying to please everyone in the process.
Goals need to scare and excite you at the same time. If they don’t, they are not always worthy of your efforts. STEP INTO YOUR GREATNESS. IT’S WHO YOU REALLY ARE and what the WORLD TRULY REQUIRES OF YOU.
This painting reminded me of who I truly am and what I am capable of. I hope it does the same for you.