26 to 26 | C

26 to 26 Project | C by Bryna Shields
26 to 26 Project | C by Bryna Shields

C, for Confidence. Confidence in my work and value as an artist is something I have always struggled with. It means the confidence to get your work out there, and the confidence to take the heat if your idea falls flat on its face. In the art world, that's always a possibility. As I shift into my late 20s, I've noticed how much more confident I feel in the decisions I make. There's a sureness present that hasn't always been there. Even when I'm not totally sure I'm making the right decision, that confidence always pushes me to do it anyway, to see what happens. It's been pretty liberating to feel ok taking so many risks, but it's only because I can trust myself to figure it out if things go awry. These days, I'm more comfortable to try a different course. You can't always set your heart on something, you just have to be fluid in your choices, and be ready to leap into a new direction at a moments' notice.