Recently, my SIL from Seattle asked me to paint some "cool butterflies" for her. Nothing scares me more than painting on request. I realize that it may sound ridiculous for someone who would happily paint everyday to make that statement but I get paralyzed with fear at the thought that they won't like it but feel compelled to do something with it because they made the original request.
On the other hand, if a person saw something that I had already painted and wanted to have it I would be tickled pink!! No angst with a situation like that - no overanalyzing what "cool" means to her and if my butterflies can live up to that. I was never "cool" in school - I was the smart, nerdy girl with glasses and allergies. The one all the boys gravitate to (NOT!)
Although I've grown past most of my insecurities, all those years of self-doubt still get me from time to time. Anyhoo - even though these butterflies would never be found in nature, I find them to be pretty cool - Hope Jen does too!
Linking to Paint Party Friday,