Tuesday, April 21, 2009
YIKES. I'm having a meltdown!
Here's a preview of my new collection:
"Green Apple Village"
Four more days till the outdoor art show that I will be doing, and I feel like I'm drowning!! Why do we take on projects that just seem larger than life?? I think I'm making myself literally sick over preparing for this show!
I mean, it's all so silly that I do this to myself. I work myself up in a tizzy full of worry, self doubt (I guess that's the biggest source of anxiety), and I am overflowing with stress! I think one of the things I worry about (besides having enough inventory) is the vulnerability of having your work so out there to the public. I mean, I'm hardly one to shy from putting my work out there...but it's different than having that exposure face to face.
I actually have to talk about my work, promote it, engage people...and all that frightens me! Ha. Can you believe it?? It does, it really does.
Well, there's no turning back now. I need to do this. It's almost like a rite of passage now. I have to accomplish this feat in order to continue to climb my artistic ladder. I definitely need more exposure in my own area and region. It's my hope that this show will allow me to meet people that will become potential clients and spread the word of what it is that I do.
Keep your fingers crossed I don't fall flat on my face!
After this show though, I'm taking a little creative break. I need time to 'fill the well' again before I burn out. I also need to clean this blankety blank studio up and get my act together so I can have clear thoughts.
What is it that frightens you artistically??? Lay it out there so I don't feel so alone!