"Creativity takes courage" -Henri Matisse
This week I've been posting 3 pieces of art each day to Facebook. It's been an exciting and intimidating challenge.
Exciting because I'm posting work that many have never seen. Exciting because this has given me an opportunity to go back and re-visit and reflect on my life as an artist. I've posted paintings from high school, my time in Paris, my courses at RISD and my experiences with SCBWI. Exciting because each day I have the opportunity to nominate a fellow artist to have the same type of exposure and reflection.
Intimidating because I'm posting work that many have never seen. Intimidating because revisiting old work has shown me how far I have come, how I'm still the same, and yet how far I still want to go. Intimidating because it feels risky to put my work out there to be seen and judged.
Overall, I've enjoyed the challenge and it's given me a boost of energy and confidence to keep doing what I love.
I'm in the process of updating my portfolio, both inside and out, for the upcoming SCBWI conference in NYC. I will be adding them to this site as they are finished.
Back in September the months stretched out before me and my aspirations were high. Now with less than a month to go, I'm going with what I've got, which isn't nearly all I thought it would be.
I'm hoping that in shooting for the moon, I'm still landing among the stars. ;)
Or that I'll be able to at least see a star--through a telescope.