Oooh! (and a bit of envy)

First off, this post is a bit tongue-in-cheek…but a bit honest too…

When I saw this on Flickr, I said "Oooooooooooooooooooooh!!! How gorgeous", but then I shame myself to admit, I had that sinking feeling of self-doubt and insecurity that I sometimes get when I’m faced with supreme greatness in the craft area. That is, your mind starts to think "hey I wanted to do something using stitching and drawing, but why should I bother now, it’ll never be as good as this" and the evil little doubts start to chew at your mind, running around in circles and nibbling at your self-esteem like my pal Rattus.

In all seriousness, this is superb and totally inspiring, I love it. Mmmm.

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5 Responses to “Oooh! (and a bit of envy)”


  1. 1 deirdre Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 7:44 am

    Those are great and I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes I am overwhelmed by other’s peoples creativity. But I just tell myself 1) I don’t know how they got there, and 2) I’m still developing as an artist.

    Funny, I just commented on another blog that the book The Artist’s Way is excellent for helping us learn to accept and develop our creative self. This is the second blog that makes me want to write that commet. Maybe I should go home and start rereading my copy!

  2. 2 Kirsty Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    ….because having a crack is what it’s all about & because creativity keeps your heart topped up.

  3. 3 BigCat Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    They are really lovely. It is hard sometimes when you see other people’s work. They seem to be so much further along in their journey than I am and I wonder if I will ever discover a real style when I seem to jump from one idea to another every minute.

  4. 4 jane Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    yes to all the above, you’re in good company:self doubt seems to go with the creative territory. I like your honesty, honestly!

  5. 5 drewzel Monday, June 23, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Thanks lovely chicks, I appreciate knowing that I’m not alone in my “moments”.


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