Do I worry too much? I worry about various topics. Worrying about my art usually pays off. Other worries, such as those about money, health & longevity, possible hacking of my computer and emails, and the truth behind my social and familial relationships, do not usually pay off. They are simply bothers. Those kind of worries distract, not usually in a good way. Over concernment about a worldly, mundane problem often turns into vexation, distracting from being here, being now. You know, the stuff that is actually important.
In art, over concernment forces me to tread carefully. Not good. Experimentation in art is important. Being careful is not important. With this in mind I began a new painting. I abandoned the usual crutch of drawing with an acrylic marker. Yesterday I began "2016 No.6" purely with paint and color. This is closer to the approach I use in drawing. I always post the final state of my drawings. You don't see the introductory scratches, which are full of questions. Today's introduction to "2016 No.6" is "full of questions." I don't know where it is going. In this case I know the confusion, the worry, is OK. It will drive my problem solving.
Whew, got that off my chest! Now, what am I going to do with my life worries?
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