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I’m just me.
Some may see this as a degrading statement, some may see it as a devaluation. In this world where everyone wants to be more, we rarely stop to realize that our worth is not earned. We cover ourselves with habits and coping mechanisms to “get by” and feel those things become us. They don’t.
I’m just me. I’m happy with who I am, the mistakes I’ve made, the man I’ve become, and the worth I’ve uncovered. I’m grateful for the people that have stood by me and shown me my own value.
I wasn’t planning on placing a price on this painting, since it’s a self portrait. But I decided I would.
Of course no one will ever pay this, but that is not the point. This painting is my understanding that, not only do I have talent and skill, but that I am worth more than the paint on a canvas.
I’m just me. And you’ll never find someone else like me.
To the people I love- Thank you. (my dad- who is my hero, my mom- who taught me to be a warrior, my family, my children, Jimmy and Jeffy, Clayton Smith, Lara, @supersteevie Stephen Larson, all of my rave family, Jenn Neilsen, @russkennington, Matt Chambers, Britney Penrose Ormond, @rach.booker, I’ll love you all forever, and it has made me stronger)
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