Posts tagged Self Discovery
AM I CREATIVE ENOUGH??

I know SOOOOO MANY PEOPLE have this block!

Hell, even I had this block.


I remember when I first realised I wanted to be an artist.

I had been making jewellery and selling it at markets for a living.


But deep down I REALLY wanted to be painting.

I wanted to be a painter.

I wanted that to be my life.


“But I think I’m shit!!”
“I don’t know how to paint!”
“I don’t know how to draw people!!”

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✨Why I love designer candles - and other useless shit✨

I’ve been struggling a lot with the idea of sales lately. Trying to sell something that I believe isn’t necessary.

 

Art isn’t necessary - evolutionarily speaking

 

Its beautiful, striking, divine, can bring humans to their knees and be so moving as to invoke tears. But I’m struggling with its necessity.

 

I’m struggling to figure out how it solves any huge problems in peoples lives and being able to leverage that to sell it with ease.

 

I have no idea how to get people to buy stuff when I don’t think they need it.

 

I feel like I’m creating unnecessary objects. and thats probably why i’m useless at selling

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How being "on fire" leads to burnout.

The past few weeks I have been GOING GOING GOING, PUSHING PUSHING PUSHING, DOING DOING DOING. 

 

Get big, become known, pump out artwork, grow my Instagram, grow grow move forward, run workshops, live from my art, make a living, figure out my finances, respond to emails, post a blog every now again, do more Instagram work, take photos, pump out more artwork, do commissions, figure out how to fill workshops, go to the post office, fix my website…. ET CETERA.

 

A few days ago I posted an artwork entitled “on fire” because I had been on fire those last two weeks. But a few days later my energy troughed, my hormones kicked in and the veil lifting power of my mensturation slapped me in the face - "you’re trying to go too fast."

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My creations aren't tolerating stagnation.

What if no-one came to my workshop because on some level I didn't want to run it?

I started running the woven mandala workshops to teach myself how to facilitate. 

I’ve ran three now, the last one I did I decided it was too easy. I guess that means I’ve learned how to facilitate that…. And my creations are propelling me to move on. They don’t tolerate stagnation.

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The tricky little beast of Self Sabotage

I’m sitting here in a brain fog, my fingers don’t want to begin typing this article. I cant even remember what it was about actually? 

Oh yeah.

Self Sabotage. 

 

The ultimate safety mechanism straight from my survival brain, it will do ANYTHING to stop me from succeeding. ANYTHING to stay under the level where complaining and struggle is no longer present. Because what will I have to hold on to then? If I succeed, everyones gonna hate me because I’m successful. (limiting belief #1) And I don’t want to be disliked (limiting belief #2) so, enter self sabotage.

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On Leaving Art School

Today I want to speak to the question I asked myself a couple of years ago. Should I go to art school?

I spent copious amounts of hours googling and finding blogs just like this one outlining the pros and cons of undertaking a formal artistic training. 

I’m not going to tell you whether to go or not to go but I CAN relay my experience.

At the outset I want to make VERY clear that I hold no malice towards the school that I went to, nor its teachers. This blog is about ME and not them. The people who work there are HUMAN BEINGS who have poured their lives and values into that school for years and years. I fully respect them and their paths, however it isn’t the path for me and I absolutely must respect that first and foremost. 

There are many ways to go about educating yourself in the arts and thus I fully acknowledge that going to art school is the best path for some people. Some people love it and thrive within that sphere. Some hate it. I was in the second party. 

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