I have an upcoming art festival to attend. I’m trying to sell my work at the Mohican Arts and Crafts Festival and I’m nervous and anxious. But why? I keep asking myself why is it I always get nervous whenever I do things out of the ordinary. And it doesn’t seem to matter what it is. It could be just going to McDonalds or, the most scariest thing, giving a speech in front of people. I drive myself crazy by over thinking everything.
For instance, today, I thought about not showing up for the festival. I kept telling myself no one is going to by any of my artwork, or they’ll only buy my greeting cards (which has happened several times when I have done art festivals. I just wanted to get out of what I perceive, is an uncomfortable situation. I guess because I have to make small talk with strangers, I get really nervous. I’m terrible with small talk, and I become annoyed with people easily. But how can I get past this? If I keep chickening out, I will never sell my work.
I don’t have the answer.
But look at this pretty Large White Trillium