Just me as a kid!
I had an art teacher when I was a junior in high school who inspired and influenced me greatly. I wish I could remember her name. She was an incredible teacher. She was tough! She planted the dream in my heart to become an artist.
Since that time, I have had many careers including order taker, typist, wife, mother, secretary, assistant bookkeeper, receptionist, executive secretary, public relations manager, crisis management and marketing director. All of these careers put food on the table, but none of them fulfilled my dream of becoming an artist.
I read an article about 15 years ago written by Harvey McKay. That article impacted my life so much that I clipped it out of our local newspaper and laminated it. I still have that article, Don't Say No To Yourself. Since then, I quit the self-talk that limited all my future potential and fabulous possibilities.
I have learned that it takes extremely hard work to bring a dream into reality. My life has taken many twists and turns along the way, but I truly believe that it is never too late to venture out into new territory and reach for a dream that might have become lost but not forgotten. Like Harvey said, Don't Say No To Yourself.
Here are some steps that I take daily to help make my dreams become reality:
Here I am, working hard, painting and doing what I always wanted to do. I have
come full circle, and I am realizing a dream that started when I was 16 years
old. It might have taken me a while to get here, but the journey has been extraordinary. With prayer, learning, passion, listening, beginning and moving forward, I am fulfilling my dream with absolutely no limits in sight...only possibilities.
Donna Ham, Artist
"Painting is an outward expression
of an inward emotion."
Meet Donna Ham
Donna Ham is a professional artist located in Tulsa, Oklahoma creating acrylic and mixed media abstract paintings, and still life paintings in oil. She also enjoys photography and writes poetry.