I love Pinterest and I was sent this pin by my hubby. It is so true and definitely worth taking on board.
Last year I was filled with self doubt. I had had a lot of personal and health problems and took my eye off the creative ball. I lost my mojo and it was like the world knew it too! Work was drying up and I didn't know why. I was improving dramatically yet something I was doing wasn't working. I definitely feel it was because I wasn't promoting myself the best way I could. It was a difficult time filled with tears about negative people in my life and then one day I woke up and I found my inner strength. I am good enough and I wasn't going to let the people who threatened to destroy my life succeed. I picked myself up and decided to be POSITIVE. I worked even when I didn't feel like it., when things all around me felt black. I engrossed myself in my illustration bubble and shut out my problems creating cute animals and kids. I started researching social media promotion and began to put some ideas in place. Whenever I felt insecure and not good enough I would take a break and do some yoga, went to therapy, read some self help books and found a positive in my work lull. I developed my website, added myself to social networks and painted and sketched and painted some more. Things still weren't perfect but magically interest was sparked again. I began to wake up looking forward to doing a specific painting. I wasn't dragging myself up anymore. I stopped comparing myself to other successful artists and looked at what I had already achieved and the excitement of what I could achieve. Reading others' blogs I became aware that many artists are filled with self doubt and compare themselves to others. I am not alone :-) It is great to know with hard work, perseverance and support from my husband, family, friends and fellow creatives that things always turn out just right! :-) I will never complain ever about too much work and deadlines. I love working :-)