I have a bit of a block when it comes to making art. I am fine making stuff that I know will have some practical use. Needing to send out thank you cards spurred me to create lots of little pieces that I could re-print. Next, I thought it would be fun to do a whole series of initials that I could then reprint on little items, like the pocket mirrors I have pictured here (for sale at http://www.beautifullystrange.etsy.com) It is only when trying to create art that will hang on the wall, that I run out of ideas. Suddenly, I am hesitant – Not quite sure what I should add, or even where to begin. Part of me would love to create large pieces of art – great big canvases that serve no other purpose than to look pretty. But that little voice in my head keeps saying “Do that and you are suddenly taking yourself so seriously!” I can’t even bring myself to frame and hang my own stuff, I am so afraid of what that little voice will say. So instead, I just keep hammering out 5×7 and 8×10 pieces that exist only to be scanned and reprinted. Really, I have a whole stack here.
So what to do? I have ordered mats that will enable me to sell some of my stuff as art for arts sake. Maybe once I have sold a few I will be ready to let go of the originals and finally take on that sofa sized canvas. Or maybe not.