(Hello from France! I’ve missed you all so much. Kisses!) I’ve been thinking a lot about perfection and art lately. As I work in class and push to improve and see clearer, I’m beginning to realize that perfect is in the wrong direction of where I truly want to go. I find that in class, I’m often just trying to “get it right.” Get the … [Read more...] about How the search for perfect leads to bad art
As we move towards a new year with new goals, I've been thinking a lot about how I spend my days. I've spent the last week tracking how I spend my time. It's actually rather shocking how little I can get done in a day. Or not. For some reason, I think I have superhuman capabilities. I also tend to forget that I have a chronic illness that … [Read more...] about On time management & being human
I have come to the inevitable conclusion that I am just never going to be an adult. Again and again, I struggle with the idea that I somehow need to get it together, to grow up, to be responsible. That I need to eat 8 servings of fruit and vegetables a day, not let mold grow on my dirty dishes*, bleach my bathroom on a regular basis, start saving … [Read more...] about Overwhelm and enoughness
There's such a fine line between the two. On the one hand, you don't want to put crappy artwork out into the world. You want your best stuff out there representing you.On the other hand, perfectionism can be crippling - I should know. I've got an awful case of it.Keith Bond wrote a guest article yesterday on Fine Art Views called "The Wiper" and … [Read more...] about Perfectionism and quality
I would just like to say a big YEEHAW for my new site - if you're reading this by RSS or by email, you'll definitely want to click through and check it out. I am super proud of my new baby - blood, sweat, tears, and 5 days straight of coding went into this puppy. I'm so pleased with it. Plus, prints are back up and the new prices are there, so feel … [Read more...] about Finishing.
I'm still struggling with repricing my art. It's kind of getting ridiculous how long it's taking. But the deeper I dig, the pattern, the stuck gets wider and wider.It's like I've discovered an entire catacomb of stuck and insecurity.My CV isn't huge - I haven't participated in a huge number of shows, and even my portfolio isn't huge. I haven't … [Read more...] about Imposter.