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Why Trust is so Important in Art Declaration of You by Carolyn Dube

Week 8 of The Declaration of You’s BlogLovin’ Tour is all about trust – a word I have been exploring this year.  I chose this week for my post because trust is a powerful word for me. You can learn more about all 8 weeks of the BlogLovin’ tour here.

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When I trust my muse I am more creative.  When I don’t trust, it is not pretty.  That is when the fear takes control.


Why Trust is so Important in Art Declaration of You by Carolyn Dube


I was attempting faces and I was so caught up in worrying that I was afraid to start.  Didn’t trust that it would be okay.  I had to prove to my muse that I trusted her.  I proved my trust by just starting.

And I kept trusting, even when I drew this kindergarten style face.  That trust let it become the canvas below.




painted words

You can see all the steps in this canvas in the post Burying and Excavating a Face.

Here’s where the canvas was when I stopped.  The fear took control.   I didn’t trust my muse so I became worried.  What if I made a mistake?  What if I ruined it? What if I used the wrong color?

I apparently thought I would change the course of history if I messed it up.  What pressure. It’s no surprise this canvas sat for over a year due to this fear.



But I pulled that canvas out again once I learned a way for me to trust.  Just one little word.  Oops. You can read all about how I use Oops to trust the process in these posts:

Here’s where this canvas is at now.  What a difference trust makes.  Now this canvas feels like me, has the layers I love, and plenty of illegible journaling  all thanks to trusting my muse.

Why Trust is so Important in Art Declaration of You by Carolyn Dube


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  • Ruth Feria July 28, 2013, 8:18 pm

    cool video, loved the way you talk about not having an inner engineer!!! lol thanks for sharing your artful ways

  • Cynthia July 28, 2013, 11:04 pm

    Oooooooh, I love those eyes!! Gorgeous colors too!!!

  • Beverly G July 28, 2013, 11:06 pm

    I love the powerful face you have created in this canvas. You’re so right your personal style always emerges in the end.

  • Corrine July 29, 2013, 9:10 am

    Trust that you can draw faces. Love this complex piece connect and all those wonderful layers with that face peeking through. xox

  • Maria McGuire July 29, 2013, 11:13 am

    YES! It totally looks like you now! Trust yourself, because that is when the real you that I LOVE comes out!

  • Jessica Sporn July 29, 2013, 2:20 pm

    Love the journey you took with this piece. It clearly shows how you’ve blossomed this year — learning to trust yourself and empowering others to open up to their unique creative process.

  • Kay Wallace July 29, 2013, 2:48 pm

    Love the building up and the burying, then the resurfacing! This is a brilliant piece, Carolyn–full of interest and inspiration!

  • Marjie Kemper July 29, 2013, 10:44 pm

    Gorgeous! So much beauty here and I love how the whites of her eyes POP!

  • NatashaMay July 30, 2013, 1:11 pm

    There’s so much energy in your artwork. Love it! 🙂