One of the things that strikes me about artists is the way that they learn to overcome their fears and emotions through pictures.
Most of us in our lives will hold back our true feelings and how we feel about people because we fear rejection. This is not true about artists and there path in becoming one. You see to truly reach out to people on all levels we need to let go of our inner most fears. We need to put all our heart and soul into our work and lay our heart on the canvas.
It might be true to say that a canvas and the image that is created on it is like having a relationship. With each day that goes by we build a bond that becomes strong. We trust what our eyes and heart allow us to see and feel and when things go wrong we learn from our mistakes and try again and never give up.