Anxiety Series- Seized

May 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Anxiety Series

"Seized" May 2018

 

Anxiety creates so much unnecessary fear and doubt. It's caused me to hold myself back from pursuing so many different dreams of mine. It's made me feel like I need to keep my dreams small because I won't be able to achieve anything great. I really believed this for the longest time. When I started creating conceptual work I was terrified to share it with anyone. Over two years later my work has been in numerous galleries hanging next to so many talented artists. I don't say that to brag. I never thought anyone would be interested in my work or what I had to say.

For the longest time this fear and doubt caused me to feel like I would never fit in anywhere. The same year I began creating conceptual work I attended the Promoting Passion Convention hosted by Brooke Shaden. I was absolutely terrified. I had an anxiety attack just before getting on the plane. I was so worried about what everyone would think of me and that I was making a mistake by going. I was so wrong. This convention and the people who attend changed my life. I'm not saying that lightly...I mean really it changed my life. I went back home feeling connected to so many people through art and feeling like the work I was creating was important.    

Had I let my anxiety take creating and sharing work from me I never would have seen these two dreams of mine become a reality. It wasn't easy...anxiety definitely doesn't make it easy. For those of you who deal with anxiety I hope you know how strong you are. I hope you know that despite how little anxiety can make you feel you can accomplish your dreams. And most importantly I hope you know you aren't alone. 

I loved creating this image! I bought the fake cobweb around last Halloween and I have been dying to use it. It was so much fun to set this photo up. The clean up....not so much.


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