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!