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WELCOME! This blog is a personal project I started in August 2011 with the goal of drawing and posting an illustrated status message a day - I haven't stopped since. On weekday mornings, I get up, draw a cartoon, and post whatever I can manage to before going to work. I began cartooning to find my voice. Still searching, but I've learned that the attempt is everything. What's your status message today?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Draw Like Nobody's Watching

Trying to vanquish creative paralysis, AKA self-consciousness.

6 comments:

Leslie said...

I totally do this!

Susan Ortega said...

Hi Ms. Sun,
I run an after-school program for high school freshmen and would like to display this graphic in my class. We do a lot of art projects about feelings expression and the kids think professional artists never get nervous - I want them to know everyone feels anxious about sharing something so personal. May I have your permission to share this awesome image?
Thanks,
Susan

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A.G. said...

I feel like this is true for all the arts -- including writing. If you know it's going to be public, it becomes nearly impossible to write it.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Just found your blog and LOVE it. Yes, this one is painfully spot-on. As I prepare to do a 'paint-along' demo next week…. :O

NYC Babycakes said...

As an art therapist-in-training, one of things we do is watch the artist. It's up to us to project unconditional acceptance of the client and the process/product. It's amazing what blossoms out of the artist with their own watcher.