Trust yourself

I painted this over just to play and ignore my inner critic.  While I was painting I kept saying to myself that this is for me and no one else; that it doesn’t matter if others will like it or not.  The phrase “trust yourself” was my mantra to keep negative thoughts at bay.  It was therapeutic and freeing to just play…towards the end I kept thinking I needed to do more to it and that bothered me so I left it for a couple days.  When I took a look at it again I thought, wait–it doesn’t need anything else, it’s finished.   So here it is.

2 Responses to Trust yourself

  1. mika July 6, 2012 at 11:16 pm #

    well, I really do like it, sometimes I think it annoys your inner critic to know that even though not everyone will like you art, the majority will. Keep reminding yourself that the hearts and lives that your art connects with is more important and more powerful than what anyone else thinks. You have to, I tell myself I have to paint, its not all about me. There are more reasons out there for me to do my work, than I know.

    • Aileen July 11, 2012 at 7:13 am #

      hi Mika, thank you. I noticed that within myself is to a compulsion to keep creating no matter what and it just makes me feel so right. Glad to meet you. ;D

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