Today I left my first piece of art in public at the Royal Farms on the Jarrettsville pike and Hess road (see map in the link). It’s a very different experience from the one second of film a day because I am interacting with an audience. I assumed that it would be a simple task, the most difficult part being the actual creation of each tiny art piece; however, I found myself hesitating at the busy gas station.
“All of these people are going to think I’m crazy. ‘What is that girl doing at a gas pump with a huge camera?'” I was worried about confrontation. Between cars pulling up to the pump in front of me, I pulled the 3″x3″ canvas out of my purse, tossed it on the ledge and fumbled for my camera. No one said anything or even noticed. Pointless worries.
Don’t hesitate to do that thing you’ve been wanting to. Who cares if someone came up to me and asked what the hell was I doing? I’d explain my project, they’d get it or maybe not, and then it’d be over with. Quit worrying about what “the other people” will say. Just do it! It’s nerdy but I got a mini rush when I drove away and thought of what people might think when they see it.