Creativity Takes Courage
I'm taking a blogging break right now, but I thought I'd leave you with a little quote from Henri Matisse.
I used to be sooooooooo afraid to share creative things. I don't think I've ever been afraid to create things on my own, it's the sharing it that can be scary. I was afraid to start a blog and almost terrified to open an Etsy shop. What if I failed and no one liked my stuff?
I remember one time writing down a list of 100 things I wanted to do before I died (guess that's called a bucket list now, but this was before that phrase came into being). One thing on my list was to sell one of my paintings. Crazy to remember that I was so scared to share my art that it was my goal to sell just one!
I have since faced my fears, sold many paintings, and my little blog here just turned 4! Not everything I have done has been a success and I started out really slow, but it's been an incredible journey. Finding out that I'm actually alright and that there are people out there that like my work. Finding out that I can do scary things and after a while, they turn out to not be so scary anymore.
So what's your story? How have you overcome your creative fears?