I started reading a book about fear and creativity in the hope of inspiring me to be able to step out of my comfort zone and hopefully become more creative. I wanted to find ways in which to relax and forget about the day to day of conforming and let my creativity bloom.
The last few weeks each time I’ve looked in the usual places to be inspired I’ve left feeling deflated, I’m itching for that feeling – you know the one, it bubbles deep in your stomach and makes your feet restless wanting to get started.
Big Magic listed as many fears that I can think of that stops me from expressing myself. Whether I feel as if I’m not ready to share or in most cases over share. That no one will care what I have to say, or even that no one will read what I have to say. But after this weekend I realised that you can’t always put a hold on what might make you happy. Say goodbye to that fear (temporarily) and take a chance.
Here I am back to blogging after a surprisingly long time apart and ready to share Daisy and Doughnut with you.
In June I started doodling onto postcards and greeting cards and getting them printed. I added everything onto Etsy and was so proud that I was brave enough to share my art with others. Yes I didn’t sell out of everything in the week like I wanted to. Nor did I manage to quit my job to design stationary on a full term basis. It did however give me the beginnings of having myself a platform.
Now I’m hoping to be able to express myself through blogging again – something that I previously really enjoyed. So expect to see my drawings, my inspiration and anything else that might take my fancy.