I find that every piece of art tells a story about the artist, no matter how dull or bright it may seem. These works of art have a story to tell, although they are not all inclusive of who I am. They are just the beginning of the journey I am taking in my true self. While I used to be afraid to put a paintbrush or even pencil to paper for fear that I would waste the supplies, I am making up by doing it anyway. If you have a difficult time, because of perfectionism or fear, just do it anyway. What's the worst that could happen? It doesn't look good? Well, try again. But you don't get better until you try. See this?! First portrait in a workshop. I cried trying to put pencil on the paper and walked out of the classroom. I was encouraged through it by one of the workshop leaders, and when I walked back into the classroom, I painted this.
Workshop, Bethel, Redding CA, July 2017
And after a few months (call it six months later), I tried another portrait with better results.
Six Months Later
So, they're not perfect. But the point is to try. Your will to do it with passion will help propel you into better work.