I used to worry so much about my art. Will it ever be good enough? Will I ever develop my unique style? Will I ever be able to get it out into the world? It turns out I am not alone. I frequently hear these concerns from other artists, too. What makes things even worse is that we constantly compare ourselves to artists we see on social media who we perceive as successful. All of this causes more anxiety.
Spending your precious time and energy in this way does not serve you.
Instead, consider that possibly you are where you are meant to be in your creative path. Finding answers to those questions is only achieved by looking inward, not outward, and reconnecting with what truly stirs your soul.
Art making is a personal journey—a process of discovering what brings you alive. Searching for the answer to the question, “How can I bring more of what I love into my art?” is far more empowering and helpful for your art.
Each year, around this time, I often pose this question to myself. Answering it has become a process that is always clarifying and often leads to creating my best and strongest art. Last year I shared this process with thousands of other artists. It was so helpful for them that I decided to do it again this year.
It is called the Creative Breadcrumbs Challenge and it is free! It begins on September 13th and it lasts 5 days. I hope you can join me!
It will help you ignite your art-making mojo and find your way back to what you love.
I can’t wait…
Photo Credit: Barbara Froes