I know, I know - still working on that painting! I have less than 3 days to get my shit together and get it done in time. Now that I’m really running out of time I started making bold changes and actually started getting somewhere. Let’s hope it gets me somewhere fast enough.
Somewhat in the same vein, I kinda realized my painting block was caused by the same block that was on my life before. Ever since I stopped giving a flying fuck what anyone thought about me, my life started to get pretty awesome. After putting out my work, I got a lot of feedback - good and not so good (mostly very good, thankfully). Since I’m so new to this, I started getting caught in that trap where I was letting other’s opinions dictate my work and I got terribly lost in the process. It’s hit me like a ton of bricks and hopefully I won’t fall back into the same trap again. People are fans of my work for a reason.
Moral of the story?
The end :)
Okay, I’m absolutely guilty of being shitty at keeping up with journals. I’m actually not a big social networking person and my Facebook always has crickets chirping. I’m going to start posting again (goal: regularly) to have a place to talk about my creative process.
So about my creative process: total standstill right now! I’ve been working on the same painting for over 2 months and have been stuck repainting the same part over and over again. The layers of paint got so thick from restarting that it was warped. It looked terrible! That definitely was not helping me with my short circuit, so I took the plunge today and scraped off the entire section until I was back to almost bare canvas. Totally drastic, but somewhat liberating.
I’m pretty sure I’m blocked because there’s a lot of things on my mind. I’m going to sandpaper it down, smoke up and then do some sketches to try to loosen up and see the painting with fresher eyes.