i so enjoyed creating this lesson. to truly think about how to draw & paint a feather. i always thought i couldn't draw. or paint. and look at me now. seriously lots to thank Tamara for. giving me the strength to THINK i could do this. i loved watching & listening to Tam and her ideas. i'm thinking i should play in my art journal more often.
and while i'm working hard on my online course how to create mixed media canvasses, this little voice in my head is telling me "who the F do you think you are?". showing other people how to create a mixed media canvas. get serious. you can barely keep up with your own ideas and proces, how on earth are you going to explain to others AND your work is not THAT good. it's just ok. and that little voice needs to be silences. sometimes i only have to put on music and get rolling. sometimes it's bugging me so bad, i can't even start with my new canvas, or work on the one that's in front of me. it's always a struggle. although it doesn't happen to me that often anymore, it still DOES HAPPEN that my inner critic irritating voices keep me from being creative. keeps me from being my total self. keeps me from being free.
so what helps for me to silence those crazy voices: put on some music. loudly if possible (depends if the kids are asleep DUH), i browse through my art journal to convince myself I CAN make beautiful pages. i look at my canvasses on my wall. i browse through pinterest and look at my own work (my pitfall: getting distracted of all the good stuff i see there, i just try to look for my own work). and when i'm overloaded with my own work i get the feeling that it's not bad at all. it's kinda fun. good. loving. i can do this. and than i get my hands dirty.
so don't be afraid to have those inner voices. they are there anyway. just convince them that you ARE GREAT. that you make fun & gorgeous stuff. that you do have a place in this creative world. BOOYAH those inner critics.
life is good. booyah.