Yes, I need a huge dose of it. I'm still trying new things. It's like a baking a new recipe for an important party that you've never tried before, never tasted.
I envy people that work in studios with other artist and can bounce things off of them.
I have no clue what I'm doing. Everything has to be learned from a book, a video or I have to drive 200 miles or farther for a workshop. Or I beg for tips, comments, critiques, anything to help.
And then I think of the people I know right now who are dealing with chronic pain, heart-ache, financial difficulties.
One sweet man I know has a hernia, and every time he stands up, he has to hold his stomach in because it has been pushed out somehow by this hernia. This is after surgery for a bleeding ulcer.
I can count 10 people right now that I know are dealing with cancer!!
Two single women I know are going through bankruptcy- losing everything and starting over and the economy crisis just won't let up on them.
Honestly, I don't really need courage when it comes to art.
Art is a privilege. A necessary luxury.