This morning I started working on the paintings I was supposed to be done last week, but i was scraping paint off, feeling like I was going backwards, worried I'm not going to have enough ready for The Artist Project, but it had to be done.
Here's one of them, Scraping done, adjustments made, now I'm back to where I wanted to be. Just the foreground trees to go:
And I'm getting really nervous about it. Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy that I was accepted to the show, but I know I need to show up with really good work that competes with everything else that'll be there, and I only have a couple if weeks left to make it!
And of course, that anxiety is driven by the bottom line: I need to make some good sales so I can pay bills and continue to do this. Have a bad show and I'm several thousand bucks in the hole. A couple of bad shows and I can't help but think of quitting. Not a place I want to go, so back to the drawing board to make awesomeness! Awesomeness that people will want to put in their living rooms!
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