I grew up being being quite fearful of the world and insecure about myself. I was shy and self conscious. I kept to myself and watched, read and drew a lot. I had no real confidence.
For many years feeling this way, this painting and many were others were often retrieved from the alley garbage can before they got ruined or soiled, by someone who did have confidence in myself and my art. Sometimes, in despair or insecurity, I would just give up and throw a whole lot of my art in the trash.
It was hurtful for the person who loved me, to find my art thrown out. It was sad as I was casting a lot more than my paintings away.
I don't do this any more. If I want to throw some art away, I do. Not everything needs to be saved, sold or kept, but I don't throw myself away. I don't cast my confidence away. I have faith in myself now and believe in the faith others have shown me and the faith God has given me. It's ok to throw away some artwork, but I don't want to ever be retrieved from the "trash can" again.
I am confident God and others love you too. I am confident you have a special gift as well. Do not cast it or yourself away.
"Cast not your confidence away..." Hebrews 10:35
Artist & Storyteller
"The grass fadeth and the flower, but the word of our God shall stand forever." -Isaiah 40:8