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It’s time to take a step back and stop blocking yourself.

Painting process thumbnail from a video by Alpay Efe: “Five things I wish I knew as a beginner artist”.

Painting process thumbnail from a video by Alpay Efe: "Five things I wish I knew as a beginner artist".

Even at this stage in my art career I’m learning monumental lessons.

For years the satisfaction that comes with impressing critics of my creative work drives me forward to keep producing work that is worthy of that praise.

But for me there have been too many times that an affirmation of good work, and specifically the fear of not getting it, has prevented me from sharing any information about my process, the path to creation, or the results that are “barely worth looking at”.

Of course, all of my work is not worthy of admiration. So I have to stop and think, “who am i doing this for?”. The answer was simple: Me.

Lately I have pushed myself not to hide my process, sharing pics with friends of my crazy artistic process.

It is working.

Yes, I will share more of my work here, even only if it is simply to get it out of my head, get me out of my own way, and allow me to make. …without the need for always “putting my best foot forward”.

Perhaps you also need the push to get off your duff and move forwards creatively?

I’d love to see it.

Photo credit: Alpay Efe extracted from his video via youtube.
Thank you, Alpay. Your words struck a nerve.

https://www.alpayefe.com

https://youtu.be/pEq6BfEY0ak

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