If you read last week’s blog, you know that I had discussed how scary it can be to start a new hobby, even if it is exciting. Sometimes it is downright terrifying.
This week I remembered that first hand. As a designer, painter, and even photographer, I’m usually behind the camera. Very rarely am I in front of it.
So when I set off to vlog as a means of introducing myself, I did not expect it to be so uncomfortable. I mean, I was getting secondhand embarrassment when I was editing the video because I couldn’t stand to look at my own stiff form trying to choke out information in front of a camera.
I ended up scrapping 45 minutes of raw video in favor of some standard iPhone vlogging. Sometimes you just have to improvise. Drawing or painting is the same way: it doesn’t always go as planned, but if you can learn to adapt, you can still make something beautiful.
“If at first you don’t succeed, you are running about average.”
― M.H. Alderson