I love making art. I want to be an artist when I grow up. I want to support my family by selling my art. So then why do I get so anxious when I look at my work in progress!!!! I know this happens to a lot of artists and maybe it has something to do with my perfectionism, or the fear of judgement, or just the fact that I made a commitment to myself and following through is difficult. Whatever the reason, it’s uncomfortable to look at the work you love to do and feel a sense of dread. It makes me second guess myself – makes me wonder if I really am passionate about my art… do I really want to be an artist?? Yes I do… I am an artist. It’s not an easy job to do. You can learn all the techniques in school and perfect your skills, but there is no easy way to make it work – at least not that I have found. That doesn’t mean it’s not worth it – creating art is always worth it.
Working through the anxiety is the only way to grow It’s worth the discomfort and the time and the dedication to get your work done. It’s work. Anyone who wants to accomplish something must work to get it. Artists are pretty amazing, I think. I’m truly inspired by artists that consistently get their work done and put it out for the public.