Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Uncertainty Hump

I'm not exactly prolific when it comes to art projects....or at least it seems that way to me. I consistently feel that I rarely ever get anything accomplished or finished. I currently have at least 9 paintings alone that are started, but not done. I recently (just before the holidays) finished this one and I wondered to myself why it took me so long to get to finishing it.

The task of finishing really only took me an hour at best, yet I left it for ages. So, why?... I think for this one in particular it was about fear. I was worried that I would wreck the face. That's all that was left - just to finish the face. I'm not terribly good with faces, and so my uncertainty kept me frozen. Silly in hindsight.
I know I let this kind of thing stall me all the time. Seems too big, or I'm not sure how to do something and I run away and hide from it. And the un-doneness of it nags at me. I really dislike things to be unfinished, but not enough to get me to do something about it all the time.
One day, I'd like to figure that little hang-up out. At least for now, this fairy is done and off to sail on her bubble.


Lisa said...

Hi - I wondered over here through OWOH and had to take some time to look through your blog some more...I LOVE this work!

I do understand those little things that can keep you hung up. I have so many unfinished projects around the house just calling for one little touch. *sigh*

Just keep going - and know that there are others of us encouraging you every step of the way!

Beth McLarnan said...

this is beautiful! Wow, you're really talented :)

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