This is an excerpt from a guest post I wrote for Taylor Lee's blog. You can read the full post here.
A bit over a year ago, me painting anything was unthinkable. I was the typical writer, firmly convinced I lacked the ability to make anything that could come close to be called art. But I had proclaimed 2016 to be a year for facing my creative fears, so I ended up buying color and brushes anyway.
It didn't take long for me to realize that most of my inability was in my head, and in lack of practice. So during last year, I painted and in the name of facing my creative fears, I started selling what I barely dared to call my art.
Now, about 8 months later, I've just closed my Etsy shop. This could be a story about failure, but it's not. It's a story about figuring out what is right for you, right now, as an artist.