They say that there are three chronic types of fear: the fear of failure, fear of success and fear of change. Which one do you relate to?
Studies suggest that the greatest fear out of these three is the fear of change. I have to agree based on my limited experience. But I believe that this fear also has the greatest potential for helping us grow. There is no better time to start than right now. Ready?
Should You Allow Photos of Your Art?
Recently I visited an open studio and enjoyed spending a little time in another artist’s space. It is always interesting to me as I recognise the little peculiarities in such an environment. Little details that artists share in the creative process. But then I noticed a prominent sign near the door as I turned around. It said “No Cameras – Please do not take photos of the Art!” As I was a tourist I was carrying a camera although I was not using it. But I still felt a tad unwelcome. But what surprised me more was the request not to take photos of the art.
You may be wondering what I mean? What is wrong with demanding that nobody take photos of your art? You could be missing a huge opportunity. Consider this:
What is the most versatile painting medium for anyone who enjoys painting? If acrylics come to mind then I have to agree. It is likely that your earliest introduction to painting as a child was with acrylics. Maybe watercolour too, but as far as scope of use is concerned acrylics must be first choice. What about for beginners? Acrylics is my choice for beginners and not watercolour.
You may be thinking that you grew up with watercolours so they must be simple to use. Not so.
Here is why you should consider acrylics instead.
Year end beckons and the festive season kicks off properly from today. That is always how it seems to me. From the first of December the hustle and bustle steps up a few notches. But did it seem that November was especially frenetic to you? The month end chase for discount deals was crazy. Apparently it was chaos at some stores and people fought for their discount goods. There must be a simpler way to end the year.
Here are a few thoughts on this topic and how my my family have agreed to do something about the materialism issue.
Malcolm Dewey: Artist. Country: South Africa