Hello My Friends!
I can't believe it's been almost one year since I last spoke with you all.
Obviously, I've had a lot going on in that time and while I haven't been creating art as much as I would have liked to, I have set the ground work for new happenings in my life and things are now in motion. This leaves me some time, and some NEED to start creating again.
I have done some digital art in my time away from you, but right now, I am feeling more in a hands on, sketch and paint mood. While I was browsing around to see what everyone has been up to during my absence, I stumbled across Yes and Amen's Junelle Jacobsen and her lovely art blocks. She recently posted a fun project that was inspired by the Winter Olympics, she calls Sochi Blocks, complete with a video tutorial. What a cool idea! Something fun to ease me back into mixed medium art.
I sanded and primed and base coated my wood block and then... fear... Fear? Yes, fear. I was afraid to take the first brush stroke, adhere that first bit of paper. I was afraid to make a mistake. I was afraid of failing.
I had to have a good talk with myself, after all, what was the worst that could happen? I wouldn't like it? I could just scrape, sand, paint over and start again. Finally with a deep breath I began cutting my "Sochi" diamonds and the rest happened.
|It reads: "Treasure each and every moment"|
Once I had completed the first side, I found I couldn't stop. I had to do the top of the block, the sides and the back of the block too. Only the bottom wasn't turned into a mini canvas. I used the bottom to sign my Inspiration Block.
Any mistakes I made were not anything that I couldn't either live with or fix. What had I been afraid of? Do any of you feel afraid of failing when you make your art? How do you handle it?
|It reads: "Make someone happy today"|
I am now totally in love with creating art on these little blocks of wood.
I promise you are going to be seeing me on a regular basis as I become more in tune with my creative self and my art. I will say, that for those of you who like my free Crudoodle Digital Stamps, I will have some for you, but not as often as before. I will have at least one a month to share with you and the good news is that the first one will be next week!
This month's theme of Transition is perfect for me as I make the transition back into the art world.
Labels: art, artwork, fear of failure, inspiration block, mixed media, mixed medium, painting, portrait, Tori B, Tori Beveridge