and DO IT ANYWAY!!!
So, I’ve come to a realization over the past few months that fear is at the root of what holds us all back, not just us artists. My quirky little canvases with “chicken scratch” lettering have sold like crazy…thank you all of those supporters!…and it has made me realize that those painted words of encouragement are needed for many to start or get through the day.
I’ve been lingering on the shadows of some FB groups that I belong to, just clicking “like” on as many posts as I see but not engaging much. Yesterday, Stephanie Cant‘s post on Flying Lessons: The Whole Shabang eBook Group about a challenge to paint and blog daily for 101 days hit a spark in me and I’m running with it…actually leaping with joy with it! The TED talk she posted is about the search for perfection stopping us from creating or doing.
I never thought of myself as a perfectionist or having fear to create. I just go out there and do it. But, I realize on the grand scheme of things, that I have been letting my responsibilities to everyone around become my excuses for not doing the work to get myself on the next level as an artist and an entrepreneur.
So now, thanks to Stephanie and to Toni Michelle Crane who posted this morning to the same group and just opened her Etsy store, I put out these words of encouragement to all of us that need that boost to get through the day as empowered artists…