Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Its time for the part of making art that I dread the most. Delivery of a commission.
Nothing fills me with more dread and fear (except maybe the thought of stepping on a slug barefooted) than delivery of a commission.
What if they hate it?
What if they run screaming from the room?
What if they are merely disappointed or its not what they wanted?
This and a zillion more absurd thoughts run thru my head until the moment of unveiling.
And I'm coming up on another delivery this week. There is that cold dread in my stomach which is completely unfounded because EVERY SINGLE commission I've done has been loved, up to and including making the patron cry happy tears.
Thanks for indulging my moment of angst. What artistically makes you procrastinate, or fills you with fear and dread?
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't. ~Henry Ward Beecher