Do you love to paint?
Contrary to popular belief, artists rarely love EVERYTHING they create.
And sometimes, professional artists are actually DISAPPOINTED with something they have created.
This is a common occurrence which almost always has a similar cause.
What is the cause?
Nine times out of ten, the artist is disappointed in their work because they didn’t LOVE the process of creating the work!
Loving the process is the key to creating satisfying, successful paintings, and being able to repeat this success.
What does this mean for us?
If you feel you struggle with painting, remember that you are not alone.
Here are some steps that may help you.
1) It’s OK to recognize that you don’t enjoy painting, even though you desperately want to.
While we never want to tell ourselves that we don’t enjoy painting, admitting it can lead us on a quest to find the key to falling in love with painting again. Remember when you first attempted to paint, and how much you loved creating something from nothing? It was magical! How did that change?
2) Higher standards can lead to increased frustration.
Once you gain a certain level of mastery over your craft, your standards for your work naturally rise. But if you don’t then have the technique, the tools, the method, and the belief to match those higher standards, it can lead to frustration and a dislike, even a fear, of painting.
3) Use the Law of Attraction to help you grow as an artist.
When we focus on the unwanted, the Law of Attraction will bring more unwanted to us. Conversely, if we focus on what is wanted, LOA brings more of that. If we combine a refined technique or method, with an understanding of the Law of Attraction and how it can help us move forward, we can soar as artists! Your artistic goals, which may now seem as only a mirage, can come clearly into view and into full realization in a very short time.
A good teacher teaches technique. A great teacher gives you the technique and empowers you to believe in yourself and your abilities.
Get to know your future self!
"It’s OK to recognize that you don’t enjoy painting, even though you desperately want to."
This is exactly where I am right now in my painting journey and it has been weighing heavily on me. It has made me doubt my commitment to painting, so reading your words today gives me a glimmer of hope.
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