Lyric Kinard recently posted a really lovely book review of Journal Spilling on her blog. Lyric asks what "it" is that we are afraid of? There is a lovely list of comments over there that you want to read. Really. You want to read them and add some to them. This is an excellent pool of comfort. Fear of sketching, of the blank page, of stepping out of our comfort zones. I really related to the comments about "wasting" materials and the need to produce rather than play.
You might remember Lyric from my recent spotlight here and book review of her excellent book, Art + Quilt. Lyric and I are definitely on the same page (no pun) in our passion for teaching and encouraging creativity. She's got a shoe-painting thing going on lately. Check out her latest paint job, above.
One of my favorite lines from the Comments is this one from Rhobotic:
Failure is not an option; it is a necessity.
New nudge tomorrow. I'm inspire to post them weekly!