the self doubt,
the feeling of inadequacy,
the pressure of time and just life in general.....but I have to push forward and get out of this.
We have got to come to the realization that no matter where we are stand in our field or career there is always going to one who is better or maybe even thousands. No matter your accomplishments, the better you get the more others will want you to look at someone better than you.
Humbling, isn't it?
We can either use this humbling experience to drag us down or to propel us onward.
One artist I find inspirational to me also, humbles me more than any other when I see her work. I love her. She is a beam of sunlight to me when I see her which is not very often but her artwork is extraordinary. It shines light and life. And it propels me forward to get more light and color into my work. She is a wealth of information, having been a graphic artist for a well known company and is now working independently advancing her career in art. My son, Caleb who is the owner of a frame shop locally has her artwork in his shop now to frame for a big show she is doing. She has been published in the International Artist magazine, has had a number of one man shows, wins awards everywhere and conducts workshops for art teachers.
I study her artwork for clues to her genius with color.
I have to admit that the humbling experience is just the kick in the behind I need to make me get better....once I pick myself up and dust myself off. I'll get in there and do better artwork just for knowing this woman.
Check out her website. Jeannette Cuevas