I have an article called Do You Struggle to Finish Your Art. In it, I talk about different reasons people may struggle to finish and what they can do about it.
But I think there is actually something else going on that is much more insidious when we catch ourselves feeling shame or guilt for having a bunch of unfinished art. So when Annie posted,
Hi! I have like 10(I know, TEN?!) unfinished paintings and they really stress me out.
With school, dance, and lots of other priorities, I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to finish them. and worse, I get new ideas ALL THE TIME.I’m not that good of an artist, so I don’t want to go really fast and mess them all up, but I can get impatient while doing them.Any tips? btw, I love your blog post! Have a great day!-Overwhelmed Artist
I had to offer another piece to this conversation. I popped on FB Live and here is what I had to say:
I hope you now see the REAL reason you struggle to finish your art… is because you are an artist! And it’s actually completely natural to have unfinished, even never finished, art.
Whats your take? Let’s keep the conversation going in the comments below!