Something shocking shook me this week. I took a step back and looked at why I do art. The answer is sad. It seems that my main motivation to paint is for recognition and acceptance. What!
This realization came to me after a very close friend asked me why I feel the need to post my work on social media straight after completing the work. I really had to take a moment to think about that. What was pushing me to feel the need to post every piece of art I make? Here is where the penny dropped. After this discovery, I decided to do my art and not post my work, just do it for me. But, guess what? All my motivation for going to my studio disappeared!
What now? Will I keep painting? Why can I not just paint for myself? Silence. No answers from myself. And so, I think, I need some time to think about all I have learned and give myself time to reconnect.