I've heard from quite a few of you Dear Readers who are planning to start the ICAD challenge tomorrow and I'm really glad.
I'm also pretty wigged out.
We were challenged to create a title page this week and, per usual, I got totally spooked and freaked out about it all.
Do you ever hear the voices?
"You can't do anything. You don't have any talent. Who are you kidding? You're going to embarrass yourself. Let the real artists do art."
Et cetera, et cetera, and I do mean ET CETERA.
This idea of having to perform perfectly the first (and every) time I try my hand at something wedged itself pretty tightly in my brain very early in my life and I'm still waging war against that lie.
All this resistance keeps me from doing art most of the time, which is precisely why I decided to commit myself to this challenge.
I want to use my 61 index cards to try roughly 61 things I've never tried before and enjoy the process.
That sounds almost impossible to me, but...God.
So, please pray for me, Dear Readers, as I strive to keep going and keep it real.
For now, eye will sign off with my EyeCAD title card...
...which is resting against a big stack of books from which I plan to take my art exercises.
I will not be doing them perfectly, but I will be doing them.