Seeking My Own Approval

I was sat across my friend as she pinched and stretched my smartphone, zooming into my latest piece. I Waited for an approval of some sort, a smile, a nod, anything. And, there it was a warm smile spread across her face as she said: “I really like this”. I too smiled in praise of my own work. As if my artwork suddenly looked different to me.

It’s not necessary to ask for approval. Yet there I was seeking it. It’s something I’ve spent the majority of my drawing life doing. As much as I appreciate compliments, I need to focus on what really matters to me, my motivation and goals. It’s all a part of self-growth.

to begin I will be the first give myself a standing ovation when I do finally complete the flower piece.

Mandala Monday, blame it on art

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