One of the reasons I didn’t always enjoy art class was that making art on demand was very difficult for me. It seemed to sap the joy from the process. I never imagined I would be able to create art for a living, and while that might still be a far off option, it’s closer than I thought…. but art on demand will always be a part of that. I was very, very nervous when I accepted my first commissions. I was eager to, but doubtful I would be successful. Thankfully, I proved myself wrong, and have since (for the most part) gotten over my fear.
It’s rearing it’s ugly head now that I have a full plate along with a looming show, but I’m trying to take it in stride. I know this is a very good problem to have.