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Years ago I started this blog with a mindset and goals that I have found have changed direction over time. I am excited to say that this blog has a new name.....Nest Feathers and Twine. I hope you come by and visit often. Feel free to get comfortable and kick off your shoes and join me on this journey of metamorphosis.

Friday, February 10, 2006

~STUDIO FRIDAY~ FEAR

I have recently take on and confronted a few of my fears.........

  • started my own yahoo group.......and have tackled a few problems that have arose! what if no one joined i worried, then after i had to send out an email to lay down the law so we would have no more problems crop up in the future, i feared everyone would leave, think i was mean and horrible, but they didn't, and i have been wonderfully supported.......ahhh sigh of relieve! and a wonderful group of artists have joined!
  • applied for membership to MMCA.....that was a huge step in conquering fear.......i am putting myself in the position to be rejected...big time.....i put my app in last sunday at almost midnight, it said i would hear something within 7 days. a day or so later a friend noticed that the site said they were temporarily not taking any more applications........hmmmm did mine just slip in under the wire, or is it sitting in limbo out there maybe to be discovered eons from now and on the 8th day i will check my emails to see still no answer and feel rejected.......i guess i will know the answer to that monday.
  • did a demo at redlead back in october, i was terrified, what if i bored everyone to tears, people walked away, BUT everyone loved it, my demo ran a half hour over and everyone stayed! and loved it! yehaa!
  • joined two local groups......that was sooo hard to walk into a room where i hardly knew anyone! and drive far away from my home to places i was totally lost!
  • FEAR I HAVE TO WORK ON: selling my art..........again another issue with rejection......seeing a pattern here? childhood baggage! i have admitted this to very view people, but i am afraid and not only am i afraid of rejection, but i am also afraid of success! how stupid is that!?!?! i want success sooooo bad, but yet i FEAR it sooooo much.

see the fears of other artists here

5 comments:

Carrie said...

You are inspiring! What a great list of accomplishments and not letting fear run you! Cheers!

Becky said...

all you need is to get a few little successes going... and those fears just magically disappear! b

andrea said...

I agree, great job on challenging your fears!
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lindaharre said...

Christine, I am sorry that you have these fears.....you are worthy of success! and as long as you continue pushing yourself into unfamiliar territory you will build more and more confidence! If at sometime you do not get into an organization, show or competition you seek, just remember that eveyone has a differing opinion about art! No right or wrong!!!!! You go girl!

Christine said...

Wow -- what a week you've had -- You should be EXtremely proud of yourself!!!!!!!! xoxoxox

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