don't you love to get your hands dirty? paint. glue. ink. and repeat. i seriously would not know what i would do if i would not be able to get my hands dirty in paint and ink on a very very regular basis. well. i know what i would do. i would go crazy.
creating art, canvasses, drawing, art journaling, scrapbooking, crocheting. i just need to be creative. it's my quiet time. it's me connecting with my inner soul. feeding it with love. when i'm creating i forget everything around me. i'm in some sort of flow and keep going. i don't feel the need to compare my work to others. if i am good enough or not. i don't care frankly. who's boss anyway? remember: nobody has the right to critize your work, if you are happy it's OK.
so remember when you are creating and those little, or loud, voices are telling you you aren't any good, remember YOU ARE BOSS. nobody else can judge. it's all about what makes you happy. you deserve some lovely creative quiet time and don't spoil it by listening to critics. haters gonna hate anyway. i try to shut the ongoing conversation in my head (yes, i do have those voices too). what works the best for me? MUSIC. listen to the music baby. i buy songs via itunes all the times. yes i know there are free channels, but i just feel good by buying music, supporting the artist. i don't care if they are rich already or not. that's not for me to judge. they make musich, i pay to listen. end of story. and i can listen via my iphone, ipad or sweet imac. i have lists for different moods. up tempo, or relaxed. and it works so good for me. i sing along (no my neigbours do not complain, or don't dare to ha!), and there simply is no room for inner critics to interrupt me. i'm singing and creating. what do you need more? chocolate! add chocolate to the party.
i created this sweet canvas for the creative magazine "Paper Memories". do you know how i made this canvas? there is a step-by-step tutorial in Paper Memories issue nr. 2 so you can create with me. listen to music and eat some lovely chocolate.
so tell me. do your inner critics hunt you and what do you do about them to shut them the frig up?
life is good. do you go where your dreams take you?