Ouch! what was I thinking? I just delivered the art for an upcoming gallery show and somewhere en route felt all my previous joy and self-confidence drain away. What if no one "gets" these pieces? What if no one likes the work? What if the whole point in working for a year on one obscure subject is lost in translation? I must confess that I feel as if I will be standing naked in front of a whole lot of people...or worse: in front of no one.
But then my adult voice rises and reassures my child that I enjoyed every minute of the work; that I loved the research involved in diving into the topic at hand; and that the challenge of collaborating with a poet and a friend was marvelous. So what? Who cares?
This angst is not unique....we all share it at some time or another. Anytime you put your heart and soul into your work and then go before the public/boss/judge/parent/teacher figure it is very painful. I just wanted to be certain that readers who do not paint realize that making art is not all "fun and relaxation." And I want fellow artists who "have been there, done that" to send me those vibes of good will reminding me, as always, I will survive and be stronger for it!
Join us Friday, September 2
77 Ruffin Street, Linville, NC
for the opening of
THE STONES SPEAK
a collaborative show of poetry and art featuring the work of
Fay Picardi and Cindy Michaud
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
the exhibit will hang thoughout the month