Hi, I’m Sharon Covert! For years I lived under this false belief that you could get to know me through my art alone.
I allowed fear to control what I shared.
I allowed fear to censor my words, my truth.
Fear of judgment. Fear of not being understood. Fear of not being liked.
I hesitated on sharing the good things that have come my way. The things I have worked hard for, all in fear that you would think I’m bragging or being show-offy. I made that word up, but it fits.
I held back my WHY, my reason why I began experimenting with self-portraiture.
All in fear.
This year the one sentence that has come up the most for me in my journal is this-
Lead by example.
It’s small yet profound, and I plan to do just that, for me, my children, my family and friends, and you. I can’t possibly be the only one who has experienced these feelings.
And while I may be writing more for YOU to get to know ME better, I also want to get to know you better. Has anyone else experienced similar thoughts and feelings when it comes to your art and social media?
If you made it this far, thank you, and it’s nice to meet you!