So, after deciding to commit to the #tweetart project I was very pleased that it only took me a couple of days to complete my first painting and I began the next one in earnest, with renewed enthusiasm for making art. It’s usually at this point that the realisation of the task starts to dawn and motivation begins to wane ever so slightly. What seemed like an amazing idea in the first instance, gives way to the realities of actually making the work. I would feel a bit guilty about this, but I’ve sat in lectures with internationally renowned artists who have expressed just that sentiment. I suppose it’s one of the pitfalls about valuing ideas over process; once the idea has been had, the rest is the donkey work.*
* Of course there are many things to learn and explore throughout the process of making, but I find that it rarely beats the rush of endorphins that accompany the initial idea.
** If ever you find yourself struggling to get started on things, then watch this video.