"Let me take the idea that has gotten me this far, and put it to bed. What I'm about to do will not be that. But it will be something."
This week I’ve been back in the studio full-time after a luxuriously long hiatus that involved almost no art-making for 2 months.
The problem, of course, for an artist is that being out of the studio for an extended period of time can mean you lose a certain amount of mental momentum. This is especially true you're starting something completely new.
Momentum is a powerful force, but at the beginning of any new project—you have none. And that can be scary.
|Detail from Squeak Carnwath's painting "Confidence".|
The trick is to work yourself past the grunting, groaning, “this sucks so much” part until you've firmly moved into the “I’ve done this before, I can probably do it again” part.
Here’s the thing: When you start, you always start from the beginning.
It's OK to be scared.
OK, over to you:
Share your ideas in comments.
Don't be scared.