I aspire to be one of those memorable, crazy adults in a kids movie who are obsessed with bees, or baking or painting robins or something.
Is that odd?
Everything is made-up and nothing has to be the way it is. Everything is this because people decide this is.
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I was talking with a pal that's down on their work. It was classic impostor syndrome and I suffer from it too.
The only people with blind faith and utmost confidence in their abilities are crazy or dumb. Just say fuck it and make stuff regardless.
You WANT your taste to outstrip your abilities. That's what's gonna motivate you to get better.
The fact you see things you don't like means you have a good eye and standards. That's a good thing! Just...
...note it, move on, and hope to apply any lessons learned to the next piece.
Look at it this way -- are you gonna fucking quit? No. So, if you aren't gonna quit, the faster you let that go the better. It's just fuel.
And I'm in no way perfect about this. I'm just telling you the things I tell myself to work through it.
One of the greatest things about art as vocation is that the skill ceiling is so high.
My taste CONSTANTLY outstrips my ability and I rush to catch up. Over. And over. And over again.
I hope I'm still learning as long as I'm breathing.
Depression and maths do not mix. Depression and chocolate, however...
Crochet! All my work, concept, design, pattern, photography. Crazy proud of this one.
Crochet designer, star trek fan, feminist
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