As of the writing of this, September 24, 2015, my website is currently undergoing some really great changes. One of the changes being made is with me. I'm trying to be more proactive with my site. I'm posting more current photos, trying to keep up with new information and I'm making more of an attempt to post blogs more often.
I've been quite lazy about keeping up with them. And it's not because I don't write. If I answer an email about a subject I like, I can go on for pages. And while I never get around to publishing them, I do save them for when I get a round to it. This means I have lots of old writings that are waiting to be published, and now I have to go through them all and edit them. And one thing I'm finding is many of them aren't that relevant anymore.
Take, for instance, one I wrote about the fear of selling. This is something which has plagued me since the 70s. I've really felt reluctant to sell any of my work and it's been difficult to figure out why. But now there's been a change toward that attitude and here's why.
I'm finally learning to love my own work. I'm starting to do work that I, the grand I, really like.
I think some of my paintings are really great and I don't feel the slightest bit guilty asking someone to part with their hard-earned cash to own one. And that's why I had a hard time selling my work. I thought it wasn't good enough.
So there's the secret. Do work that you love. And in a New-Agey kind of way, let me also say, if you love your own work, others will sense that and be more attracted to it. They may even want it for their own.