2014 was quite a benchmark. I want to tell you all about it.
And that keeps me from blogging.
I feel like I've learned a ton but still have a ton to learn about building and maintaining a blog.
So that keeps me from blogging!
I want to come up with the perfect content for my target audience.
Yep, it keeps me from blogging.
I worry about what the people who AREN’T in my target audience will think.
And that keeps me from blogging, too.
I wonder if I care what they think?
It keeps me from blogging.
There are so many DIY’s and tutorials I want to try and share! And you know what?
Ding! Ding! Ding! It keeps me from blogging.
The desire to be great at this is my biggest obstacle. (LAME.)
And that’s the goal for the month! Just to blog. Maybe if I use the word blog enough it will stick.
I mean, really. Check out the face on that second one, right?
In 2014 I tackled the painting aspect of this business. I went from not painting at all in many (many) years, to painting on a daily basis and loving it. Not just loving it, but craving it. I finished about 70 paintings in 2014….40 or so of which are hanging in public as I type this. That’s a REAL accomplishment and I’m too hard on myself sometimes. I know some of you are as well. Maybe I can help by just sharing my own experiences.
Being a working artist is my primary focus, but this blog is one of my vehicles for getting it out there and making it happen. I aim to love it as much I love to make art. Or at least learn to be good at it.
I have a ‘swipe file’ full of things to share. Things that inspire or make me laugh and might inspire you, too. Like this quote from this article over at creativesomething.net about simply not being afraid to produce a little crap:
“It is very important to embrace failure and to do a lot of stuff ‒ as much stuff as possible ‒ with as little fear as possible. It’s much, much better to wind up with a lot of crap having tried it than to overthink in the beginning and not do it.” – Stefan Sagmeister
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