It's getting harder and harder to come up with fresh ideas that really excite me enough to want to paint. She's #7. Did I really say that I was going to do about 20????
No. 6 took some hits. You all are so kind here on my blog. But Facebook has brought out some negative comments, some honest, some mean...it really makes you question yourself. And at the same time, the negative comments are just as helpful as the nice ones.
I know this is not serious art- fine art- and I don't expect it to be taken too seriously or everyone to get IT.
For me, these are like (not anywhere close in talent of course) Rosie the Riveter - that great portrait that inspired women during WWII.
Women have always needed these.
I need this one today.
For one thing, I have to accept that if I stick my stuff out there for the "real" public- that it's going to take some punches. It's ridiculous to think everyone will like it.
Some will even hate it, make fun of it, disrespect it.
It will be hard not to take it personally.
But I know who I am.
My value does not come from my art.
It comes from the One who gave me my creative spirit.
If I don't try, I will have to answer to Him.
In the end, it's just between me and Him anyway.