When it comes to my work and creations, it is important for me to give my 100% attention to the work. This involves putting your heart and soul into what you do, because that is whats the art creations come to life. There are a few things a lot of us worry about or second guess ourselves in the work we are producing. Here is just a small list of things we, artists need to stop worrying about doing!
- Getting messy! We need stop worrying about getting paint spilled on the floor, or accidentally splatting paint on the wall, or even getting paint on our clothes! If you are a crazy, afraid of getting too messy, person…LIKE ME? than you should stop worrying about these small accidents! The important thing to do is however, cover up your floors, wear clothes that you don’t absolutely care about getting paint on. When you are in the zone of your work, you are not going to pay attention to getting paint on the wall your clothes at all. My favorite part of doing what I do best seeing the messy paint all over my hand. The verity of colors that leak onto my hand from the brush handle or me trying to clean up the edges of the canvases.
- Overthinking! I tend to overthink everything I do and second guess myself. Whenever I am in the process of working or beginning a new art Piece, I never know when or how to start it. I stare at my blank canvas for a long period of time and contemplate on my decisions. The other day, I pulled out new 12in x 12in canvases. I unwrapped them and get started with the work. I couldn’t decide if i wanted to make more small apple paintings, or do something else that just focused on textures and lines. Overthinking about the works I want to do, is one of the toughest moments I go through. I have to force myself into just going with my guts and paint what I know I wanted to do in the beginning. An important thing I learned from this process is, not to be afraid going with your instinct and your work sill progress on their own. I HAVE TO BELIEVE IN MYSELF… just as much as YOU JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!
- Settling for “Okay” finished products! I found myself frustrated with my works many times and would call it quits on pieces that I know I wasn’t 100% satisfied with, but I would let it be because I wouldn’t know what else to do with it. A lot of you may feel the same way as I do time to time. An advise I have for others, don’t settle on your projects. However, you should walk away from it for some time and come back to it when your mind is clear of distractions. You are more likely to be inspired with ideas when you give you eyes a break from the current works.
- Self-doubt! Confidence is one of the most important factors artists have to deal with every day and with every pieces of work produced. A lot of the times we are unsure about what we are doing or what you want to do. The whole process of coming up with ideas is a struggle. We doubt ourselves in our ideas. We wonder if they are worth it, if they represent who we are. Some of the times we focus on creating work that others will like, just to satisfy our viewers. In the process of that, we forget how we want to be represented. I don’t think that we should ever doubt ourselves in our works just to make others see “pretty” art, but to see something more than the surface. We want our viewers to understand us and see who we truly are as human beings.
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