I have been busy creating art and not posting much on my progress.
One of the reasons is that I have failed to follow through on a few things. Mostly failed myself. Self sabotage kind of things.
At the rate I am going one would think that I am not interested in moving into being a “professional” artist, or doing art full time. One could think that I am really just messing around and not serious at all. There are days where I think that, so I can understand that others might.
Then I get mad at myself for letting me down. I have spent a lot of time building up a selection of art that I like and others have expressed an interest in. Why can I not seem to take the next step?
Set up a website and sell things or even upload things to Etsy or SomETHinG. ANyThING!! Just DO IT! Get on your butt in front of the computer and do what needs to be done. Click that darn button. Throw the Freaking switch.
… and I don’t.
I come up with so many excuses. “not enough product,” “not enough money,” “I have to put this time towards the house,” “I need to finish this,” and “I can do it after I do ______.”
I call BS on myself.
None of those reasons are valid. I have plenty of items. I will have enough to fund this on my next payday (for the 10th time,) it will not take time away from my other chores, I have nothing that NEEDS to be finished before I start this, and I will always have something that I think is more important.
Do I NEED a “Thank You card?” not if a quick sketch or scribble will work. I can develop one later, or after my first sale. Do I NEED to have stock on hand? No, there is a print shop down the street that will get what I need done in less than 24 hours on average. Do I NEED to take photos of my paintings… Well, yes to that one. I do need to do that, but NOT before I open a store. Again I have plenty of other things to offer.
The negative self talk is there. You suck. No one wants your art. No one sees it. You cannot connect to anyone with this drivel. Why not just stop now, you are not going to succeed. You do not even know what you want to gain from this.
It needs to shut up!
I just want to get this done. Click the darn button. Throw the switch. Take the leap. Even if I am not 100% ready. I should just do it.
Should… darn that word.
We will see what happens this next pay day. Will I do it?
Not sure. It is really scary, and I am really a chicken. lily-livered and everything other term you can conjure up.