Making art is in itself scary. It's being vulnerable, showing myself to the world. It brings up fears like am I good enough? Does this suck? Will people laugh at me and dismiss me? I'm working through it. Anxiety still grips me at times and I walk in the studio, turn around and walk out. I take a few deep breaths and go back in. After taking Nicholas Wilton's course Art2Life Creative Visionary Path where he gave us specific tools and strategies, and fears and doubts were brought out into the open, as well as the continued support from my instructors at The Art Studio New York, I am ready to take the next step. (I use the phrase "I am ready..." with trepidation.) I want to introduce my art to the world . Hence this blog.
So, writing a blog. That's next on my list of fears. All of the same fears above apply. In writing this, I'm hoping to do more than show you my paintings, but to show more of me. What I'm thinking, how I'm feeling about making art. What inspires me, what's new in my life. I hope you enjoy them. If you don't, there's always the unsubscribe button. But I hope you stay.
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