I was thinking about the online classes I am participating in and how I really try to look at each picture and give encouragement because it is so very important to support fellow artists. I realize when I look at the work of others mine is not as compelling, but, at least I am trying, working, creating......and that is so important. I was feeling a little down because I do not get a lot comments until I examined my intent for doing this and posting. See, comparing myself to others is so dangerous. So why am I posting on line; to gain courage and confidence. I am posting to overcome vulnerability. I am posting for me, just because I can.
So I have to put in writing a reminder to myself that I am not posting for praise of others and that if I get just one comment, it is a good thing because I am sharing my talents with the universe. You know, all of this is really therapy since I have spent so much of my life trying to please others and neglecting me. I did not even know who I was. Through art I am discovering so many dimensions of myself through colors, images, faces, flowers, quirky birds, life. The joy of this discovery is phenomenal. But I cannot allow myself to get distracted by my own insecurities. I have go get out of my own way and not sabotage myself with false needs. This is an important lesson for all parts of my life...Amen.
Until next time....Pilgrim.