I started by giving myself permission to not be perfect and reminded myself that what I created didn't have to look like anything anyone else had done before. Not to sound selfish, but this was about me and my expression. If I could create something I loved, then it may be good enough for others to see. I admit not everything I have attempted has been a success, but I take what I have learned and apply it to the next piece, constantly working to grow and improve.
When I start a piece, I never know where it will go or what the finished product will look like. I step outside myself and let the artist in. The artist knows so much better than me what to do. When I look at a finished work, it is as if I’m seeing it for the first time. I didn’t create it; it came from somewhere else.
I don’t know of anyone alive who doesn’t want their efforts to be recognized and spoken of in a positive light, but I realize, not everyone will like everything I do, and that’s OK. To think otherwise would be stifling to the work. Yes! I know everyone’s a critic.
I hope you like what you see. Please send a message and let me know what you think. Thank You.
It is in every man, woman and child to create. What you create is up to you.
James Moore Art Boston