5 medium to large canvases sit and wait for me to create on with 5 (I think ) great designs that I have sketched out. But I am afraid to touch the canvas with any paint pen or brush.
Over a year ago,I was looking for studio space at Pendleton Art Center and Judi Parks was just one of three names given to me. She is actually the first person to look at all of my art and after a couple of hours of talking, she called me an ARTIST. She is the first person to call me an ARTIST, and at that time I didnt. But she was very encouraging about lots of things. During this conversation she told me of a young gentleman who she guides/mentors and that when he looks at a canvas that he is hesitant to start on his canvas. I didnt get it then when I was talking to her then, but I am really feeling and understanding it now.
As you know, I most work in black and white with a touch of color. I am not really sure what I am afraid of, because if I ever make a mistake on a canvas or even in a sketch I dont start over or erase I incorporate these mistakes (haha, I do make them). I figure it is just a bump and it can be fixed just by incorporating into something unique.
Today, this morning, I am going to talk to myself, encouraging and telling myself that I have a great sketches and I am a good artist. And if I need more courage, I will remind myself that I have already sold paintings/prints that people really liked.
I am going to move forward on these paintings cause I have to be ready for May’s exhibit at 86 Coffee & Music Venue.