Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sketch Book Pages

I always have a notebook with me to sketch out ideas as they hit me. And, of course, there's my large sketchbook, notepad and smaller sketch book, along with many other notebooks around the house! The sad thing is, I don't usually get to many of these ideas. The reason? Frankly, I think I'm afraid to try new things lest I fail. I've wanted to make fiber/fabric jewelry for the longest time - even have a picture in my mind of exactly how I would do it, but there's that fear!
I'd love to try dolls, scarves, paper ornaments, etc, but never seem to get to them, although I could make the time if I wanted to. I really admire people like Terri and Gayle (and others) who continually produce new work and, in Terri's case, even write books!
I need to step out and take a chance, and heed this quote by Salvatore Dali:
"Have no fear of perfection-
you'll never reach it."
Does anyone else have this problem?
Hope everyone has had a good weekend!

Warmly,
Judy

11 comments:

Terri Stegmiller said...

I can understand your fears Judy! Just be brave and push past them and don't worry if something doesn't turn out right. You can't fail if you try!

quiltcat said...

You need to give your muse a chance...just play, instead of thinking of it as serious "making art." Those are really nice sketches!

Libby Fife said...

All I can say is that do whatever it is that you want to do today. You may not be able to do it tomorrow. Sometimes too if you do it with a buddy it is easier to get started:)

Judy Hartman said...

Wise words, ladies!
I get in these slumps sometimes, but how right you are - be playful, be inspired, push through fears!!
Love your comments!
I'm off to work in my studio!

Nan and =^..^= said...

The comments of everyone are so helpful for me, too! Thanks!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Dear Judy,

Oh yes I have been there.:o) I am learning to simply have fun!:o) As of late I have been trying new things, some short lived others I will continue to do but I am really enjoying myself!:o) By the way, fiber/fabric jewelry sounds beautiful!!:o) Enjoy a lovely week my friend.

Smiles...

Beverly

sparkle jars said...

Hi-Thank you for the kind words. As you know, I think your work is incredibly beautiful. :-)Gayle
Just play and enjoy...

Karen L R said...

Lovely words from Susan Lewis Storey...

"I rarely create with any attachment to an outcome; therefore I am free to explore my own creative boundaries and see where the work wants to carry me."

Just let go, Judy, and play!

Judy Hartman said...

I'm really blown away by these comments!
Hope other people are getting as much out of them as I am.
Thank you everyone!

Lori said...

Hi Judy- I completely get that!I am trying to take a risk every day with my art business. Today is day one- I'll let you know how it goes. Haha. Love your sketches!

Simone said...

I think it is better to try and 'fail' then never to have started at all!!! If you want to strive for perfection then you must practise, practise practise!!!x