Being a beginner sucks. I really dislike not knowing how to execute the image I see in my head. Some days I'm more patient with this then others. Today is an impatient day. I lack the technical skills to do what I want to do. It's part of the process. Thankfully I know now that if I keep practicing and learning, I will develop the skills to do what I want to do. This concept has always made perfect sense to me when I wanted to learn something physical. I have only recently come to understand that it's true for learning a creative skill as well. For a very long time, I believed the art I appreciated from others was born of talent. I didn't understand it was actually hard work and learning. Practice and studying. Knowing means I don't have to give up. It only helps a little bit with feeling frustrated and demoralized.
I found this video from Ira Glass encouraging.
Thanks must go to Lisa Congdon and Mati McDonough of Get Your Paint On.