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Art. It seemed before like I was sharing everything about my art, but there's a lot of hidden things about me the artist. I've been slowly realizing I don't want to specialize in commissions anymore. I adore making other people's ideas for the joy and challenge of creating them, but I've found that I'd really rather be exploring my own ideas and art style. These two artworks, are for a lovely lady who contacted me about redoing an old Washington state piece with a matching Illinois. We thought it'd be cool to add a Chicago and Seattle skyline, and I was excited to play with watercolor for the topography background. And so I did one step, and then procrastinated for a week. And then I did another step, and procrastinated for another week... on and on this went, until now almost two months later, it's still not done. Within that time, she hasn't contacted me and I haven't contacted her. I don't know even know if she knows I started it! And this comes back to my original tendency of hiding in myself to not be involved, especially if there's a problem. I felt so bad on how long I've procrastinated, that I've been procrastinating on talking to her and finishing it! My patterns of hiding further builds the pattern of hiding. My lent experiment of showing the world my truth has only been happening for less than a week, and yet I'm finding that the more I am honest about things, the more I can see me and situations I put myself in clearly. The solution is obvious now: to send the customer these pictures, a sincere apology, and an accurate estimation of when I can ship them out to her. I aim to be transparent with all people so I am not needlessly twisting up more problems for us.


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My favourire crocuses! These flowers are so delicate! Right?


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