I have been working on a painting project. I was making a gift for my mom. Now it is done and in the mail.
I enjoyed the process of creating this gift a lot, so in that way, it was a gift for me, too. What I don’t understand is why it is so difficult for me to just paint something for my own pleasure. If it’s a gift and there’s a deadline for completion, I have no trouble getting started and no trouble finishing. If I just want to paint something for no reason other than the joy of creation, I have lots of trouble starting and even more trouble finishing.
I wish I could figure this out. 14 months ago