Lack of vision.
My pencil tip rests on a black piece of paper.
Whenever I'm ready to draw, I get art block.
When I try to force myself to draw, what I see on paper doesn't match what I saw in my head.
When I try and fail, I start to get frustrated.
When I find my hands clenched to my paper in a death grip, I start to feel depressed.
When I get depressed, I doubt if I'm an artist at all.
.. I can't create.
I'm not good enough.
Its the same thing over and over again.
Can't be as good as the next artist.
Why bother trying...
My pencil is broken.
I can no longer use it.
I see myself in it.
I feel like I'm in pieces...
My friend offers me his.
[b]"You are a one of a kind artist.
Never doubt yourself.
Draw what comes out, even if it's just a line or scribble.
Even a scribble can be a unique work of art.
Draw with confidence.
Never give up."</b>
I drew a scribble.
I see something in that scribble.
I add more.
I start to feel confident.
What once was a blank page is now a work of art.
artwork © 2013 Alex Cockburn