The Artist’s Curse

There is this thing, called “The Artist’s Curse”, and I have it and I need to keep reminding myself that I have it and I am okay.  LOL!  Basically, it is the phenomenon that makes artists unable to see their art as any good, no matter what other people may say about it.  There is a nifty video about it here.  I watched it a long, long time ago, but I forgot about it and, just a few days ago, someone directed me to that video, again.  And, once again, I was shocked at how well the artist who made the video knew me and was oddly comforted knowing that I am not the only one and that I will be okay with it.  So, I am now ready to tackle this coming week.

I have been working on my commission, learning to use my camera, taking photos, and playing in my art journal and sketchbook.  Here is what I can show you right now:

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A barn across the road from us, taken in manual mode in a misty twilight with full 26x zoom, low f-stop, low shutter speed, and low ISO.  I don’t know if I will ever take notes on my exact numbers.

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Mr. Beloved on a bright sunshiny day.  I used a high f-stop, mid/high shutter speed, and low ISO.  I am learning and being amazed at what can be done by using the manual mode of my camera, which is nothing special:  Kodak EasyShare Z981.
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I took this one late night, sitting in my chair with my lap desk and playing with the settings on my camera.  I thought it was a rather nifty shot.  Very low shutter speed, I don’t remember the other settings.
Stained Glass
“Stained Glass” because that is what Mr. Beloved said it looked like to him.  Markers and colored pencil in my sketchbook.
“Fly” because I see fly eyes when I look at it.  Markers and colored pencil in my sketchbook.
Digestive Biscuits
“Digestive Biscuits” because, well…, don’t they look like that?  LOL!  Markers and colored pencil in my sketchbook.

I will post some of my art journal pages in another post.

Have a good week.




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