The impossible art task

I think I’m not alone here. Sometimes you have a project you’re so stuck with it’s ridiculous. More often than not they are the most precious to us, which can be rather paralysing.

I started this portrait of the one I love ages ago. It went really well at first and I was so happy. Until I slipped up and pushed too hard on the charcoal. This was nine months ago. I was torn between starting over and taking it in a whole new direction. Which means some touch ups and being brave bringing new media in. The last part was the problem.

What if I screw it up? What if I can never pull it off again? What if I just let it be? What if, what if, what if… what if I just go for it and do what my gut told me to do nine months ago? Sometimes we need to give ourself the finger and just go for it. We want to make pieces that we’re in love it and if we’re not there yet, we need to keep on going. Now, let’s put my money where my mouth is. Wish me luck you guys and if you have one of those pesky impossible art tasks… well… you know what to do. 😉


  1. Dianne Theresa Lacourciere on October 20, 2018 at 12:25 am

    I understand how you feel Jerney with regard to a special art piece we are working on.I was doing a painting the other day for a gift for Christmas. I had taped the edges off and when I went to remove the tape it stuck and ripped some of the paper away. I was so mad at myself
    because I really wanted the white boarder around the painting . I guess the only way to fix it is to cut the white boarder away.

    • jerneymarisha on October 20, 2018 at 5:30 am

      Ohhh no! That is always so heartbreaking! I think we’ve all been there, but when it’s meant to be a gift it’s even more saddening. I’m glad that you found a way to rescue your piece.

      I have a special way of pulling off the tape so that if it tears or something you won’t damage your art. I can do a video on it some time if you would like?

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