A funny thing happens along the way to completing an artistic project. There is this bout of fear that inexplicably arises. Maybe you’ve been creating long enough that you’re easily able to overcome that fear, but many of us still struggle with it.
I face it at a small degree with each blog post and to a much greater degree with larger projects.
Finding motivation to complete your art is the subject of today’s video.
Some key takeaways:
“Being too busy” and “lacking motivation to finish” are two separate issues in a creator’s life. They can intersect in numerous ways as we create excuses to avoid the finality of a completed project.
Although a project is full of potential at the beginning of the creative process, we begin to see all of the possible problems with the work the closer it gets to completion. Acknowledge the fact that your doubts are starting to mess with your head. Just finish that project!
Only completing a work of art can show you how far you’ve come as an artist. There will always be room for improvement, but each completed project is a reason for celebration. Even if you feel the work is a piece of junk, you can use the opportunity to see how to grow in your craft. Artists who never finish can think they’re incredible, but only artists with a body of work to show can prove themselves to be incredible.
Finish one piece of art this week. Whether it’s an enormous work you’ve been putting off for months or something you start today, find the time to complete one project.
I go much more in-depth on this subject in the upcoming ebook Finding the Focus to Finish: How to Complete Your Artistic Project. The ebook is on track to be completed next week (yay!), and it will be free to email subscribers. Email subscribers will also receive early access to another project currently in the work as well as some free exclusives.
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Image by Capture Queen.