Nike’s iconic slogan JUST DO IT! is hailed as one of the best taglines of all time. For good reason. It makes sense.
While Nike is decidedly referencing sports, encouraging the everyday athlete to get out there and try, the sentiment applies to art – and art competitions, too.
So, JUST DO IT! Get your camera out, take a photo of one of your pastels and enter Art of the Pastel 2016.
We know, we know, it’s hard to put yourself out there.
What if my piece is rejected? What if my best friend gets in and I don’t? We’ve heard the excuses – judges don’t like abstract. Or realism. Or portraits. Or landscapes. Or still lifes. Judges don’t like my work. Nobody likes my work. I’m not good enough. I’m not ready. There are a thousands reasons not to enter. None are valid.
Of course, encouraging you to ‘just do it’ is easy. But sooner or later, you need to have a little faith in yourself – and your art. You have to believe in yourself.
Your work might get in. It might not. You know what? Whether your piece gets in or not, the world is still going to spin around and you’re going to keep on producing art. And, at least you did it.
We’re hoping for 100 percent participation from PSST members. Come on. We can all JUST DO IT! together.
Find entry forms here http://www.pastelsocietyofsoutheasttexas.org/art-of-the-pastel-2016.html and http://www.artshow.com/. Deadline is Wednesday, August 10.
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PSST Blog is written by Carolyn Hancock