When we started, MY FEARS were:
- I'm not good enough.
- All these other artists are REAL artists. They're talented, they know their craft. My work will just seem childish and unfinished.
- I'll be the odd one out because they all know how to work with metal/glass, but I don't like or choose to work with metal or glass.
- No one will like or appreciate what I do. I'm too weird.
- What if I have artists block and can't think of anything to make?
- How am I ever going to fill each block on that tray? It's SO daunting.
When we finished, I LEARNED this about my own skills and art:
- I am a very talented sculptor
- My creations, no matter how far apart are consistently me.
- My art has a childish, cartoon-like sense about it and other people like it
- I'm very creative and think outside the box not only in my engineering and business work, but also in my art.
- I like to challenge myself, but need to have some stability, familiar territory & structure while I explore and challenge.
- Just try. Trust. Then try again.
- Follow your intuition and instincts. If you don't you're fighting yourself and the universal flow that is being offered to you. Swim upstream if you must, but you'll be happier if you flow with things.
- Step away from your work for a while (days, weeks, months, a year), then when you come back to it you'll fall in love with your own work.