Getting Out Of Your Own Way

 paint, mark making tools

paint, mark making tools

In Vancouver, Canada, on Granville Island, there is an artists’ paint store called Kroma Acrylics. For years I have walked past this store, lingering only outside the door, gazing longingly at the beautiful window displays of colour paint chips.  The reason?  I didn’t consider myself qualified to go inside.
   
This sounds ridiculous when I write it here. Since when did anyone need to be qualified to go into a store which is in the business of selling artists paint? The other week when I plucked up my courage and went inside, no lights flashed over my head and no sirens went off to announce me as an imposter. I received generous help and came away with 4 tubes of gorgeous paint which I came home and promptly and happily used to paint on my cotton fabric.    

Do you find there are places where the only thing stopping you is yourself?