“Doubt Kills More Dreams Than Failure Ever Will” – Karim Seddiki
I’ve talked about my creative time…and how it brings about all the positive things when I create, but I didn’t mention how all artists hold a bit of self-doubt at times. When a painting isn’t working. It is appearing to be going nowhere. It is pure muddy paint. The artists I know all tell me about their self-doubt. Some even told me they feel like an imposter.
I have worked on a painting all week that has been going nowhere. Muddy paint. I keep working it and working it. It just wasn’t working.
So what I
do? Sometimes take a break and come back
to it with fresh eyes. At other times I
stand back for a moment, rotate the canvas several ways and see where I can go
that all of us have moments of self-doubt.
Some people have a lifetime of it.
A good start to creating a refreshing state of mind is to refresh your
space. By incorporating a new color into
your space it can give it a whole new feeling…calming, alive, exotic. Create a reading nook, a workstation, a
studio, a luxurious space. Come back to
your life with new eyes. Rotate it a bit
if it isn’t working the same ol’ way.
Self-doubt will keep you stuck.
Bring some color into your soul.