This weekend I sat down to work on my design.
For those of you just tuning in, I had less than a week to come up with my design for the dog form I'm painting for the Forsyth Humane Society. I was able to sketch out a desing but didn't color it. I also wasn't finished with the design on the face and hind leg. Then, I found out at the Sponsor/Artist party that we need to paint the platform.
Although it's a little scary that we're getting our forms two weeks late, I definately could use the time to finish the design. This is what I had planned to do this weekend.
I sat down Saturday evening and evaluated what I had to do. Instead of going to an area where the design wasn't complete, I started where it was complete and started redesigning. I wasn't happy with that section at all but I was having a complete block on how to redo it. A small amount of fear began creeping up my throat.
"Maybe I should just move on to a section that needs to be colored."
This didn't bring immediate relief but at least I had some results. Unfortunately, I only finished coloring one leg and the day was done! There was no time on Sunday to pick up from here. I had updates to make to my SoulPerSuit web site by midnight Sunday. That fear in my throat began to turn to a choking lump.
Does every artist experience this? Do you question your work and wonder ever if you're up to the challenge? It's just fear, isn't it?
Labels: Art Unleashed