The crippling plague of self-doubt and
anxiety is something we all experience. While it’s so easy to run away from
what threatens us at times we must push ourselves forward and beyond this
low-level of self-criticism of “What if I mess up” or “How can I do that when I
can’t even do this?!”
Low-level of self-criticism does not serve
our higher purpose of becoming the artist we envision ourselves to be. Martice
Smith II an established freelance Illustrator and graphic designer has the
following tips that can help you in times where that nasty inner critic pops up
and tries to flip every positive thing upside down:
for positive thinking and effective affirmations
Elevate your thinking by saying, “I can do
anything I put my mind to…watch me!” instead of “I’ll never be that good”.
yourself time to develop
Every time you draw something, know that you
will get better. It takes time to learn
and experiment with new techniques. Look out for creative exploration at
least for 15minutes every day. Show your enthusiasm and others will catch on
and celebrate with you.
Be brave and write down a list of people
you admire and reach out to, at least, one of them. You are not on this great art journey all
by yourself. Participate in online art groups and connect with many individuals
who are more than happy to give advice and share resources with you.
Set your intention, empower your thinking and
express your thoughts into SPOKEN words. Yes, go ahead and say them out loud,
so that you can hear them yourself. Listen to the way you speak to YOU.