This is a post about painting. Kind of. It’s more a post about the voices that appear in my head when I paint. Kind of. It’s more a post about fear. Kind of. It’s really a post about a book that I just published that I’d like to promote.
Now that that’s out of the way, here’s the story. A little over a year ago my girlfriend, Sonia and I moved in together. And that kicked up ALL KINDS OF FEAR based on old thought patterns and old relationships. I’ve spent the past year writing about the process of moving through my fears, and I’m happy to report that IT WORKED! I didn’t scamper back to my man-cave bachelor pad when my fears reared their heads. Rather, I discovered a process for “flipping” my fear into something greater, something bigger, something inspired. And that’s what I wrote about.
My sister, Katie designed the cover. I love it!
And then I found a website that converts your cover into all kinds of cool promotional images:
Ok, so not all of them are cool. In fact some of them are kinda laughable. But I can’t help but be just a little giddy to see my book displayed in so many ways.
So here’s where I write about painting. I’ve noticed that when I paint there’s a whole chorus of voices that bounce around in my mindspace:
- Who do you think you are? You’re a fraud! F-R-A-U-D.
- Wow, this is pretty awesome. You’re going to make big bucks as a professional artist, my friend. Haha! Just kidding!
- This sucks!! Why are you doing this to yourself!!
- Not bad. It only took you TWO MONTHS to finish.
- Keep your day job. Definitely keep your day job.
You get the point. I have the seed of an idea to develop a painting workshop where participants use their painting to surface these pesky little voices, and then we deal with them in the workshop. And my book, The Flipside of Fear, provides the three-step process for doing this. Cool, eh?
Enough said. Now here’s the shameless promotion: Download my book!! It’s being offered free until Thursday, 2/22. And share it with your friends who hear voices in their heads and aren’t ashamed to admit it.
Thank you very much. 🙂