Glass and Shadows, 12 x 10 inches, pastel on paper. SHE thought she was ready for the next act in her life, but the anxiety of putting herself out
there to be judged and scorned by artists and critics became a huge obstacle.
“I was really shy as a youngster and lived most of my life with a lot of social anxiety,” she says.
“I was someone who had very little self-esteem, as is the case with many artists. And when you enter
your art in a competition, you’re taking your baby and you’re asking people to judge you on it.
I guess I had to get tougher skin and learn to like myself.”
As Greenberg continued to practice and master her craft, she found herself getting braver. She determined
she had a heavy hand with oil paintings and the medium didn’t do what she wanted it to. Then she discovered
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