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The Artist's Journey was just the book I needed right now. I have found I am at a turning point in my painting journey, in which my work is starting to get some attention, which is exciting, but also means that I have started to feel the influence of pressure from this on my creativity. I have also wondered if I yet have what it takes to call myself an 'artist' in the professional sense. I was feeling particularly stuck, and wondered if I would ever be able to recreate the moments that brought about the few pieces I was proudest of. As a result, I had started to play it safe, with tired composition choices that I know from experience don't excite me.

The Artist's Journey helped to remind me that I am first and foremost making art for me, and to know that self-doubt is a normal feeling for all artists to have. This reminder, a theme repeated throughout the book, was what I needed to help free me to experiment for the sake and love of painting itself. I have produced some of my most exciting paintings out of this, with hope for those that follow, and similar love for the 'ugly paintings' that will also follow.

I noted Nancy's work on Instagram before seeing her book, so I have come to it with an appreciation of her own artistic results as much as of her writing. I'm on my second listen-through of the Audible version as I drive to work each day, and it has kept me going with hope for the future of my journey!
 
Many thanks for sharing your ideas with the rest of us Nancy!
Matt Ayer

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