I was being too coy with my question yesterday, which only shows you my level of fear.
The truth is that no matter if you have had success before, every new project is unlike anything done before, and the artist is alone with it. Me. I'm alone with it.
And not only is the problem the work of art being created but the kinds of expectations that surround it. I find I have to separate the expectations from the work itself, or I freeze up.
So if I'm not willing to be more forthcoming, I need to drop this subject.
On a lighter note, yesterday, I went back to my haircutter of twenty-seven years ago--She lives in Provo and I got exactly what I needed. How many times can you say, my hair looks perfect. THIS is the way I want to look. Besides Laura makes me laugh and her daughters come in and sit around telling me I'm adorable. I don't think it's possible to have a better haircutting experience than that.
Tom is putting out the most amazing work and the funny thing is he has no idea how he gets there. It's a surprise to him every time. It's a lovely gift of the spirit in his retirement.
All things are possible.