I am a painter with significant talent. But I am constantly procrastinating and avoiding my work.. I find a million things to do other than paint. I love the end result of my work but have several unfinished projects. I have a day job so I don't starve, because I paint so slowly. Why do I avoid my talent?? I can't even find anything on this subject on the web.
I am an artist also and understand the responsibilities of life. I go through this also. I have a need to create and love to paint. When I am working and come home I need to be a mother, cook a meal for a family and take care of the home. I choose sleep at times rather then my art. When I drift off to sleep I can day dream and use my imagination. I teach art but my energy and talent are used getting others motivated. I dream of getting into galleries one day and deep down I know my work is good. One way you can express your self is through photography. I carry my camera every where I go to capture a moment in time. I am also lucky to be off for the summer, which gives me time to paint. I have a small space I work in the cellar. It takes a while to get into a rhythm. I set goals for my self and realize that I may not have the cleanest house that day and I may be going out for dinner. Bit I just do it. People don't understand around me at times because I will not answer the phone when I am painting. I have my coffee, radio on and I am with my art. It is natural to be working on more then one project at a time. I work with oils and I like to be working on more then one canvas at a time. It helps my colors stay less muddy and not over work a painting. A day I am not painting, I may look through books or go see a friends exhibit. Don't be too hard on your self, it is hard at times to drop every thing and do your art. Enjoy the times you can and the spare time you may have, you can find ways to motivate your art. Patty Morgan
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