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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Daunted with Fear


There’s something about artists. A heart on their sleeves kind of vulnerability, with a sprinkle of insecurity always looming. Over and over I read blogs with women artists doubting their ability. Oh how I understand that. I’m on a time crunch to complete a charity umbrella and I pick now to try a new art process. I’ve been pre planning for two weeks now, valuable wasted taking jaunts through artists blogs , scanning for inspiration even though I have my own idea. Worried I’ll screw up. Knowing there is but one chance because I was warned not to make the paint too thick or it will crack. At least that’s what they told me. So I throw paint on a preview canvas, make countless illustrations on ten year old computer paper and try desperately to find the courage to trace something onto one panel of the umbrella. My plan was to do one called “ Raining Cats and Dogs”! Once I perfect the images to my satisfaction,  painting should be a breeze… Only a few more days to go….wish me luck!

13 comments:

Gloria said...

Good luck Giggles. Have fun too. :)

Sandee said...

Get busy girl. You don't need anyone's ideas as you have your own. Now go do what you know you want to do. That's why you're you. You're unique. Just saying.

Good luck. :)

Queen-Size funny bone said...

you don't need luck you have talent and passion

Janet said...

Ok, I'll wish you luck but I don't think you need it! You're an amazing artist so just relax and let it happen.

I love the flower picture at the top. The colors are so YOU!

Chris said...

Whatevery you do , it will be beautiful, and a part of you, which is all they want from you ;))
Now, get going !!! lol we all have faith in you and your talents!!

Diane said...

Just follow your instincts and let go--everything will flow--it really will!

judie said...

You'll be ok. I painted an umbrella once. Used acrylics like normal, not wet, not think, and it turned out great. That was about 6 or 7 years ago and it lives in my car on the back seat in the Florida heat and whenever I use it there is not a crack to be seen. It isn't stiff either. I made freehand flowers, and outlined them not following the lines with a black paint pen, which is acrylic paint also. Just do it! Be sure to post a photo!

Lucy said...

besides being an amazing artist as your friends have said...you are also amazing at putting your finger on JUST the exact thing that is the problem. Most wouldn't be able to self-diagnose and be aware of WHy.. You GET iT! and 'it' is a problem SO many of us have.. I related to this one paragraph So so much with my new endeavor! I Knew steps and routines I had choreographed but I still viewed others, so sure theirs HAD to be better, doubting myself, when in fact.. I now see ... I had good original ideas!!! I will wish you luck because you're asking...but BOY do i KNOW you just need to trust those artist instincts! Like queen said... you've got the talent and passion!! xox

Lucy said...

because of THIS paragraph that you wrote and struck a nerve in me with, I finally BLOGGED again!!! xoxox
thanks giggs!

Linda Jacobs said...

Very creative idea! I know you'll do a great job. This subject is perfect for your style of art!

CarrieEllen ArtStudio said...

Fun Art!

gemma said...

What a cool project!
<3 you!

Nita Jo said...

Hope you've tossed all the worries aside and are just enjoying the journey of it! I'm looking forward to seeing the end result!

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