March 14, 2019 at 10:46 am #284621
@peter You know what? I think I often did the same, there were days that I would be in a low mood and I would shout “screw it!” and just worked with no expectations like I didn’t really care if I failed. In those times it went very well and in the end I would be happy with the results and share with others. I take my work too seriously and it is killing my drive, we know that the human body is afraid of discomfort and try to stay away from it. If I’m always afraid and believe making art is a struggle, hard, slow, I’m unmotivated, fear of disappointment and so on… Then there’s just no reason to do it if all it’s to be is pain.
Don’t know about you but I’m a gamer and I love video games. A LOT. I decided to analyze what comes to my mind when I feel like playing something. There’s the excitation, expectations, looking for a challenge, wanting to get better, I play just because I want to and not because I have to.
Now… It’s not always all rainbows I can get quite mad sometimes and swear but I can take a short break and few hours later I return back and feel fresh and new. I enjoy unlocking achievements and they can be very challenging, sometimes you have to start all over when you make a mistake, but I still like it, I find it odd, like why do I want it so badly to get all of them? I could easily make a living by just playing video games all day long because I’m good at it and been doing it since I was like 5 but I would prefer to create them and share with the world and inspire.March 16, 2019 at 2:06 am #284845
Can you apply what you said about gaming to your art?
There’s the excitation, expectations, looking for a challenge, wanting to get better, I play just because I want to and not because I have to.
Now… It’s not always all rainbows I can get quite mad sometimes and swear but I can take a short break and few hours later I return back and feel fresh and new.
This is exactly how I feel about making art… If you could apply this mind set to your art work, would that help?March 28, 2019 at 11:00 am #286785
I don’t know I gotta try that right now actually 🙂March 29, 2019 at 3:07 am #286871
I wonder if that will work, I certainly hope so, Luc!
What is coming across to me is that, with your art work, it’s a fear of failure that is dampening your enthusiasm.
When you ‘don’t care’ if you fail or not, it seems that is the times you succeed.
Let us know how you go on. It can take some time to alter a mind set, so keep going. Make your art simply for enjoyment and pleasure it brings you.
I am constantly challenging myself with my art. I like a challenge! Sometimes, I don’t succeed, but it was always worth doing, I learn with every mistake.
JayMarch 29, 2019 at 7:06 am #286899
It was definitely easier the only thing was I got distracted often, will give more news. Thanks Jayjay!April 9, 2019 at 3:22 am #288219
Good to hear this, I’ve been away for a while.
Ah! the distractions! Oh yes, we all get those as well! Persevere, it’s worth it! 🙂