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I am excited to be taking part of yet another fun art show tomorrow night! This one is an 80s themed art show. The 80s for me remind me of my childhood and I think you can see that in my art. I am pretty proud of the Rainbow Brite piece I did. Want to see the finished piece? Come to the art show tomorrow night! (or you can find it on my social media). The show will take place at OT Circus Art Gallery here in Albuquerque, from 5-9 pm tomorrow 11/10! I hope to see you there!
For more info you can go the the FB event page here:
As I talked about last week, I am participating in a few different challenges this month and I thought I would share some of my favorite posts so far from Drawlloween and October Photo A Day. Up first some Drawlloween sketches followed by some photos from my photo challenge.
I know that I posted about this last week, but tomorrow night is the night! I will be part of the group Halloween art show at the OT Circus Gallery here in Albuquerque! I would love to see you there for support (I do get very nervous at these sorts of events and some friendly faces might do me some good) and hey maybe to even buy some art. There will be refreshments, beer, wine, candy and more. There is also an art raffle and of course many pieces for sale by local artists. Hope to see you there!
When: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 5 PM – 9 PM
Where: OT Circus
709 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
I am so excited for the upcoming Halloween art show that I will be a part of next Saturday, October 20! I have finally picked the pieces that will be for sale and one for the raffle taking place that night. I really hope to see some of my Albuquerque friends there. It would mean the world to me. You can get more info on the event page over on FB: www.facebook.com/events/997590657094584/
It's October and I could not be happier! This is my favorite time of year! Cooler weather, Fall is here and that means that the holidays are right around the corner, especially Halloween! Now Halloween is not only my favorite holidays, but it is also my wedding anniversary! I am excited to be part of a Halloween themed art show later this month, here is one of my pieces that I am not taking so if you want it just drop me a line! I am also starting to think about my Halloween costume! I have no idea what I want to be but I think it's time for a new costume. What are you going as for Halloween? Drop me a note in the comments!
I am happy to announce that I am back to making art. In fact I have even agreed to be part in two upcoming art shows. One is a Halloween themed show on October 20. The other is an 80s themed show set for November 10. Both will be at the OT Circus Art Gallery in Downtown Albuquerque. Below are the event links from the FB pages. It would really mean the world to me if some of my Albuquerque friends can make it to show some support and have some fun at the same time. I have most of my pieces for the Halloween show ready to go, though I may redo one or two. I am just working on sketches for the 80s show now. Tell me what you think of the gallery below. I need to narrow my Halloween pieces down to three plus one for the raffle that will be held that night. I need your input.
As most you probably already know, I dabble in art from time to time. Well it is time for some new art supplies and that means that I need to sell some art first! All the paintings posted below are only $15 shipped anywhere in the US. $10 to people in Albuquerque where I can deliver in person. Just contact me if you see something that you like.
So I have not been producing much art so far this year, but I am hoping to change that. Art is an escape for me. It helps calm my mind. I often feel happier after I engage in some art therapy. So why have I not been making more art? Life I guess. Depression for sure. But recently I did manage to whip out some watercolors for a friend as a thank you gift. It felt good to paint and even better to know that my friend loved them. So at least once a month I will be sharing some art. I am taking requests too, whether its just something you want to see here on this blog or if it is something you might actually want to commission, send me ideas on what to sketch and paint! If I am held at least a little accountable I will be more likely to keep producing art.
Art and self doubt seem to go hand in hand, at least I know that they do for me. The thing is I am not alone in this aspect. Many artist suffer from self doubt, sometimes to the point that its crippling. What is it about the creative mind that leads it to doubt itself? I wish I knew the answer and how to stop doubting myself and my artistic endeavors.
So what do I do when self doubt comes knocking? Well when I start to feel like I am the worst author in the world, when I feel like no one will ever want to read my books, when I feel like people are laughing behind my back about my art, I tend to go into a downward spiral of despair. I usually wallow in the feeling of not being good enough for quite some time, fighting to pull myself out of my funk. It's hard to get out of that mindset, but I struggle until I feel some confidence slipping back in.
How do I get my confidence back? Sometimes it helps for me to look at cold hard facts. Like the number of readers on this blog for instance. All of the books that I have already published and sold. Sometimes I remember that many great artists feel the same way and yet they continue to make art. Sometimes looking at art, listening to music, or reading great books can pull me out of my own mind for it is my mind that is my biggest enemy at times.
So my fellow creatives reading this, do you sometimes suffer from self doubt? How do you get your confidence back when it strikes? What helps you stop the doubt in its tracks?
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