I feel like such a ham, showing my stuff sometimes. The truth is, I don't feel that I am very good at anything-I just like to make things. I get carried away by seeing what other people do, and I want to do that. I am way too scattered, and I fear that will keep me from getting good at anything ever.
And that worries me....My son likes the realistic paintings I do. Other people like the birds, others the people I make. And I am so unsure of myself, that I feel lost sometimes, with my own art.
Way too influenced by what other people are doing, and always feeling like I have to produce something to sell, rather than just make for creating's sake.
My work doesn't fall in any clear category and I fear always-no style that is recognizable as mine-even though I am religious about not copying.
That really bugs me-when people copy. It's fine to do it for your own growth as an artist, and to keep it private-to not try to sell it. And I don't have anyone I am griping about here at all-I am just sayin.'
I tried the papier mache experiment and found out very quickly two things: Do not put papier mache over wadded up grocery bags. It will make the paper mold.
Another thing-I do not enjoy doing it-at all. But it's good to try those things out-you'll never know otherwise.
I am back to finishing the angels, but I will also be working on other little projects on the side-because I get bored with one thing.
I do thank you for looking at my stuff-it really is nice of you, and I mean that.