Thank You Christine or What To Do When The "Fine Art" Gremlins Bite
Some of you may have seen this on FaceBook already. I added it there this morning as I thought through whether I would offer this little piece for raffle or not.
This is a 9" X 12" canvas that I put together for a raffle that is held at our County Fair to benefit our local Arts League. It's a real mixed media piece and although it was not quite what I had planned to do - I finished it on time at least and was ready to submit it - or so I thought. I sabotaged myself though as sat at my desk today looking at it. Despite my co-workers assurances that they all really liked it I was daunted by the idea of offering it for raffle in 'competition' with the work of a group of 'fine' artists. I decided that I would just take it home and pay them for the canvas so they would not be out any money.
Yes, it's a happy piece but I guess for some reason I was/am just not that happy with it. As I walked out of the door from work my friend - and short timer co-worker - told me that she would take it in for me. I was ashamed of myself for allowing the "fine" art gremlin to rear it's thorny head over me but it did. I just began to feel so untalented and so "why would anyone want this over a 'real' watercolor or oil painting"? I realize that I have some work to do on that issue.....
Thank you Christine - for being a friend, for having faith in me and for going out of your way to get this piece into someone else' hands! May whoever ends up with this painting - take it's "a wonderful day" theme to heart.