The life of a project
It's good to get out of your comfort zone. It is also, obviously, uncomfortable. This weekend I got out of my art comfort zone by tackling a painting (I usually stick with pen, not paintbrush). A friend had given me an easel, so I thought it was time. I spent the whole time second-guessing myself though. It was the kind of process mapped out below, that I'm sure many artists (or anyone tackling any sort of project) can relate to.
And of course I love process shots....
I kept asking Ryan for suggestions and then would get defensive when he'd suggest anything.
By the end, I did like it. Not love, but like. Not as bad as I thought. I wasn't ashamed to post it all over social media, so there's that. It has lots of fun energy.
If you DO happen to love it, you can buy prints and products of it from Society6, and can contact me about buying the original.
I AM excited to tackle another painting soon. :)
4/28/2015 08:56:14 pm
Looks fantastic on the pillow! Thanks for sharing your process!
4/29/2015 03:34:49 am
thanks Ann Marie!
4/28/2015 09:25:19 pm
Great (superb) post... about starting anything new.
4/29/2015 03:35:17 am
thanks, momma :)
4/29/2015 11:51:25 pm
I love all you do Laura, keep up the good work and thanks for sharing!
4/30/2015 02:08:56 am
aw, thanks Vicki!
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