A bit about me, I posted here few years back.
I enjoy painting as stress-relief. I get stressed a lot.
Plus, painting helps me to start conversations with people. Otherwise I am shy, socially awkward, and more often than not, attract the bad crowd.
Recently I started painting at my office lunch area to try to open myself to positive people and so far got positive comments.
Even the big big big boss looked while I was painting and said it was lovely.
One person suggested I paint something (Hindu God Lord Krishna playing Flute
) next and to be friendly I said that is what I was planning to do (I wasn't planning to do it but I thought since it is a Hindu God, and many family members and acquaintances are Hindu, why not)
Another person said can you paint my 2-year old and I said yes, I will try. He was surprised that I even agreed. He said he'd find a picture.
I am happy some people seem to appreciate my artwork, and I'm willing to try painting new things I have yet to considered.
While I enjoy painting (especially to relieve stress), my concern is that someone may take undue advantage and request I paint something even though I don't feel like it. Then I will have an awkward time backing down.
1. How to avoid this situation
2. How to politely decline
And painting in the company mess hall is most suitable for me, plus I don't want to keep hiding from people.
By the way, below is my latest painting, used Mungyos Gallery Soft Oil Pastel on Strathmore Bristol paper 14" by 11"