I think what makes the difference between someone who is an expert at something and someone who is not, is the ability of that person to face repetition. That’s why I am a jack of all trades and master of none.
I do not like repetition and reworking anything. I rarely read a book twice or watch a movie for a second time. Once I have learned to make something, unless each item is totally different with its own challenges, I will probably not make it again, unless I can eat it 🙂
This issue in itself presents a problem for me when it comes to my art and painting. When I choose a picture to paint, I need it to be a little challenging, however, once I have spent some hours on it and feel I have stood up to the challenges, I get a little irritated if it is not finished and sometimes walk away from it and do not finish it for quite some time.
Last week I decided to paint a picture that I have painted before which is very unusual for me. The reason for this is that I painted it originally using digital media (ie on a computer program with virtual paint and brushes using a mouse). I liked the picture quite a bit and decided that I would like a real live painting to hang or sell, so I attempted it in acrylic.
By the end of my painting session I was quite tired of the picture again and my brushes were shedding hairs for some strange reason so it is not finished yet and needs some further work. I think I will give it a few weeks though before I come back to it. My mind is already on my next picture…..
- A forced finish (slowvelder.wordpress.com)