This weeks Secret to ponder was a tough one for me. We all hear them no matter what we do, but when I hear them in my own head it becomes very personal and very real.
My saboteurs are internal. Family and friends keep me going with their wonderful support.
I hear "Do you really think anyone will like this?", "I hope your doing this just for fun, you're not going to get anywhere doing this."
and it goes on and on. I keep pursuing my interest because I remind myself of what I told my daughter over and over: Don't give up, the people that have succeeded spent hours and hours and hours practicing. The really great ones, each artist in their own fields didn't just show up one day and were wonderful - they worked their way up from the bottom, they struggled and kept at it not because they were perfect but because it was their passion.
A knitted didn't pick up needles and knit a sweater on the first try. A quilter didn't create an heirloom bedspread on the first try. A painter didn't wake up one day and create a masterpiece on the first try. A musician didn't sit down and play a symphony on the first try (ok, maybe Mozart did).
I am still a fledgling, I don't have a fear of success, I just don't think my work is good enough...
but I have the determination to keep getting back to it and practice, practice, practice.
Sunday Morning Blog-hopping
A whisk and a spoon ** just the pictures alone will have you drooling.
Brown Dirt Cottage
Cottage Farm Villa