I was forced into doing something yesterday that I have been avoiding for…AGES. Mostly out of the fear of the risk, the lack of control, nerves!
I was selling some work at a Christmas market which wasn’t really selling and I had to pull something out of the ol Derwent Art Drawing bag to at least cover table costs. You know those moments when you kind of go, “I need to make something happen here”.
I always imagined the set up being a bit more polished but the night before the second day of the market, I had to tell my doubts to shuttit, and accept it’ll never be exactly how you want but the only way of getting there is to do it and learn from it.
For years I have had the idea of doing quickie live portrait sittings and have been wanting to sell more of my illustrative work but haven’t had the nerve.
In a way I’m glad i wasn’t selling so well because it forced this experience out of me and now there’s no turning back!