I made a youtube video about the fear of messing up and how it can keep artists, me including, from getting started painting and I'll embed it below.
But the truth is, getting started is just the hardest part sometimes. I heard someone compare it to going to the gym. You know you really don't want to go to the gym and it can be really hard to get yourself off the couch and go to the gym, but once your there your okay. You do your workout and it's not a problem.
For me, it's the same thing with doing art. It can be really hard to get myself to go from watching videos or looking at pictures to painting, but once I start I'm okay. I'm better than okay in fact.
So how do I get myself to start painting? Honestly, sometimes I just do. I tell myself, Sara, whether you want to or not, it's time to paint now. The other thing is, sometimes I don't even give myself time to think about it. As soon as I get the idea to paint, I start setting my stuff up, because if I let myself think about it, I would find a reason or excuse not to paint.
So that's all I have to say on that topic. I'll see you again next week.
Painter of portraits and wildlife