Hi there, let me tell you I can hardly believe C.W. James is up. I did not find it easy to get here. It can be hard to share your work, the pleasure of creating can be tempered with wasted hours wondering 'what am I doing'?. While reading about one of my favourite artists Eva Hesse 1936-1970 I discovered a letter she had received from her friend and fellow artist Sol Le Witt 1928-2007. Sol wrote to Eva in 1965 during a time when Eva was experiencing a period of self doubt about her work
I want to share with you an excerpt included below in two formats
It will be almost a month since you wrote to me and you have possibly forgotten your state of mind (I doubt it though). You seem the same as always, and being you, hate every minute of it. Don’t! Learn to say “F*** You” to the world once in a while. You have every right to. Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, grasping, confusing, itching, scratching, mumbling, bumbling, grumbling, humbling, stumbling, numbling, rumbling, gambling, tumbling, scumbling, scrambling, hitching, hatching, bitching, moaning, groaning, honing, boning, horse-shitting, hair-splitting, nit-picking, piss-trickling, nose sticking, ass-gouging, eyeball-poking, finger-pointing, alleyway-sneaking, long waiting, small stepping, evil-eyeing, back-scratching, searching, perching, besmirching, grinding, grinding, grinding away at yourself. Stop it and just DO!
So this post is for you, those of us who have those times of self doubt, the brave but not the fearless.
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