I have a good friend, he is in his 50's and is one of those lovely eccentric artists that cannot help but inspire you. I was showing him my art journal (which is also an altered book) and he was very positive and encouraging about it. He insists I need to pus some of this on canvas. I was hesitant at first but my husband chimed in with his own admonition that I should at least try. What is the harm in trying?
I sketched this about a week ago. I stare at it, knowing it needs to be made into a canvas piece but something stops me from doing it. My own insecurities I suppose. I do my journal but that is for me, it's personal and it doesn't matter if it is good or not. Canvas though, canvas is a different story. To put it to canvas is an intention to put it out there for the world to see, feel and in the end judge.
So I sit and I wait and I doubt. I really need to take my friends advice, more importantly, I need to take my husband's advice. "What is the harm in trying?
I'm still asking myself that question.