Lately I’ve been stuck in the middle of all the projects I want to do; the ones that are popping up in my brain as we speak, the ones I started ages ago and deserve to be finished and the ones scattered around in my sketchbooks screaming “This is really great, you should do this!” when I come across them. Every morning I wake up with a different project that just moved up my priority list accompanied by tons of reasons why this should be ‘the one’ to start with. And one minute later I come up with the reasons why I actually should do another one.. *sigh*
Because of my wrist injury and my pregnancy I’ve had way too much time to think about my art and wasn’t able to actually do it for a long time. It’s not that I haven’t made anything, and the work I did was ok, but not the kind of work that makes me feel like I’ve achieved my creative goals and actually improved myself. As you can imagine, now that my hand is able to draw again (under strict supervision of many, many mini-breaks), my mind has raised the bar so high I don’t really have the guts to put myself out there anymore.
A while ago I thought to myself, “I just have to make so much work, that it doesn’t matter if it’s good anymore!” and today I took out a selection of the projects I really, really want to do. I started working on the one I picked this morning as ‘the one’ but got distracted by the one that got the same marking last night and I made up my mind. I made a freaking decision and I’m going to stick with it! All I have to do to make ‘great work’ is just start somewhere and see where my materials will take me :)
“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland