Monday, March 14, 2011

Big, Hairy & Scary

Jelly Belly Giraffes © 2011 Amy Hillenbrand
10 x 8  oil on canvas
 
So I've had this little voice telling me I need to do more on the marketing front. I know, I know, I don't do as much as I could. How conveniently life gets in the way of that. Or does it?  I know and you know, when we really want to do something; we make it happen somehow, someway, right?
So you know me.  My next question is, why don't I do more. Not enough time, don't know how, it's too hard, I could do it tomorrow - excuses, excuses, excuses, right? I drill down and drill down some more, lo and behold, I came up with pay dirt. Fear...fear of what I ask? Fear of rejection, Yep this is the real reason for my lack of action in this area. I  feel quite naked sharing it with you guys. Rejection especially from someone deciding if my art, my creation, my self-expression is acceptable, worthy, cool and valuable enough for others to pay money for it. That's a pretty big hairy blocker isn't it?  Only if I let it be . And I think I have let it be big, hairy and scary for too long. OK, time to get past it. To be continued...








7 comments:

  1. Amy...Your work is beautiful and I have seen it in person and know how talented you are. Just paint whatever you want and that is what will work- The right person will want it:) Love the jelly shoes:)

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  2. Amy, you are very talented, and these Jelly Belly Giraffes are wonderful . . . love the shadows. You have no reason to fear. Forge ahead!

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  3. These fabulous shoes should be the proof that you have nothing to fear! Walk into your life of success, one step ahead. Walk into it wearing these fabulous shoes!!! Lots of love!

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  4. Amy, Beautiful shoes, and beautiful painting! I can hardly wait to hear more about new journey! Best wishes for lots of success!

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  5. I did comment on this, no?
    I have fear of success! I love the jellies, think you should paint whatever makes you happy, as often as gives you joy. Kick that hairy blocker!!
    These jellies just rock!

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  6. I love these too and thought I commented!! Look at those highlights! Awesome. These are fun and just love the composition! Interesting blog and made me think a lot- I think keep painting what makes you happy!

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  7. These are fantastico!!! Sooooooo great, Amy! XOXOX

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