Watercolor Painting by Brad Rickerby
Letting go of the fear. For me that is what art is, what creativity is. I have to let go of the fear of failing and of succeeding. I have to get past being afraid of what people will think of my work. I have to let go, to be in the moment, to just create what I feel. When I do that, I free myself to access my inner joy. I am enveloped by serenity and contentment. It doesn't happen often and getting to that point is my hugest challenge in painting. But on the few occasions that I do, I invariably create something I love. Which is not to say that it is good, just that I adore it for the moment of peace the process has brought to me.