Hello Elizabeth:We learnt very early on, as we are sure you did too, that life is not fair and there aint no justice!That said, Festering Doubt needs to pick himself up, pull himself together, stop moping [or fuming], and rebrand himself as Optimistic Hope.We trust that you are having a good week!
You've really hit the nail on the head...is there a bug spray we can buy that rids one's studio of these guys? Seriously, the generous and kind support of my friendly fellow artists online, many of whom I met through Illustration Friday, has almost rid my place of these critters, but they still creep in from time to time.
BUG SPRAY! YES! I love it! What should we call it? "Festering-Doubt Bomb?" or DDT: "Doubt-Done-Terminated?" or how about just a big ol' swatter! I agree with you about the online support. It's pretty great for keeping those Festering Doubt Critters under control.
Ooohh... I love the bug spray idea. I vote for the DDT: "Doubt-Done-Terminated'. I find that both in the art and in creative writing, the online support is wonderful. So many talented, like-minded people out there willing to offer praise when praise is due. Such an encouraging place.
lol - nicely done ; )
This is so, so true! And the thing is: the little doubt bug isn't so scary, when you look it in the face. :)
Ahahah!I have to buy bug spray too:)
Thank you for sharing! Yes, everyone feels these nasty little critters at times. So hard to kill and to admit their existence outloud. A supportive community is the only way, I think, whether it be online or a group of art pals to share and grow from.
Love it! :D
Love this, and I know exactly what it means!!
Haha! I've had this conversation a few too many times with the Doubt Critter. And it is reassuring to know that you aren't the only one who second guesses everything you do. I completely relate to good things I do feeling like an "accident". When I do something I think is good I always think, "Well, that was a fluke." Thanks for sharing this ERS!
Ah, yes. I like to keep my critters off to the side, preferably in a small crate or container made of the wood from the infamous solitary juniper...as a reminder. A reminder to keep going.
So true, this critter hides in my subconscious >.<
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