Sunday, September 2, 2012

Snail's pace

Often I feel very stuck. Nothing seems to be progressing in my (very small) art world. I paint and sketch and I don't seem to see much improvement.  

This week I'm a snail...

 I need to get over what others think and the big haunting question, 
"Are you a real artist?"

The "They People" (you know the ones "They say this" or "They say that"...) well, "THEY" say 
"An Artist Is One Who Creates".
Hmmmm, I certainly fill that part of being an artist.
I'm creating all the time. The problem comes with what I'm creating. 
Why do I have this terrible need to be validated????

 Agnes De Mille said 
"Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what's next or how...
The artist never entirely knows. We guess. 
We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark."

 I have no choice. I have to leap.


  1. timely words ;)

    I'll leap with you. Leaping at a snail's pace....

    1. Kimmie, this is how I feel! You too, I know.
      I had to laugh though, "Leaping at a snail's pace..." hahaha

  2. Not sure why we need to be validated! Hum I know the feeling!
    Love what you are working on!

  3. Brigitte, thank you! I am really enjoying the journaling class I'm teaching at Paper Niche. Are you doing any teaching or are you too consumed with getting your new house in order?