Entries in shy (2)

Friday
Aug132010

A Little Bragging Of Our Own

To jump off Shelly's post about her hesitation to talk about her work I'm going to do a little public bragging about our latest project, 200 Yards.

I too agree that talking about myself, my projects, and my passions is often hard. I'm proud of what I do and excited by it all, but a sudden shyness takes over when someone else notices. Today I was struck with that feeling again as I showed a friend the promotional postcard for the first 200 Yards show and she looked at me with this great smile on her face and said, "This is so great! I remember when you told me about the idea and now you've made it happen. It's real." But I did make this idea happen, the show really came together and I also think it's going to be a great show. I should be proud of that. I should be telling everyone to come to the opening. Yet I still struggle and probably always will.

But...I'm going to take a cue from Shelly's post below and practice sharing. We all have something worthwhile to share, we all have that accomplishment that makes us a little giddy when we think about it. Tell someone!

Photo by Dayman Cash and showing in 200 Yards @ Heart, 1270 Valencia St. @ 24th. Opening reception August 18th 7pm - 11pm showing through September 20th.

Tuesday
Aug102010

It's all right to brag

Something I am terribly bad at - bragging about my work! Actually, to my friends and family's dismay, I become incredibly shy when speaking about my art but love talking about other's creations. Fortunately, I have come to understand the simple relation between talking and selling and have decided that the next few months will be spent practicing. A couple great posts from blogger friends popped up the other day and inspired me to answer a few questions. Do you suffer from this shyness too? Do you find the below questions reflective and helpful?

  • What do you love about being an artist?
  • What projects are you working on right now? Why are you excited about them?
  • What obstacles have you conquered to get where you are today?

These don't seem so bad, do they? Also, they are incredibly good tools to help start an enticing artist statement! I am going to order this book by Peggy Klaus.

artwork by rosie music