And yet, as soon as I start on the challenge, I start to freeze up. It starts in my head and works its way down to my finger tips. I begin to believe that I am a most uncreative being.
Part of my mind dismisses this. After all, I do truly believe that we are all creative. I believe that we were created to be creative. Uncreative is not even a real word.
And yet, that voice starts in on me...
That's too easy.
That's so predictable.
That is ugly.
The voice just goes on and on, if I don't rein her in. Maybe playing with some fabric helps?
Another solution is to just make something. Anything. Maybe that is why I so enjoyed making these easy bath robes for the grands. OTOH, I truly did think about them and how sweet they are as I assembled these little garments.
Yet another solution is make something with potential to be artistic. Maybe try a technique that intrigues. Yes, that is when she is most vocal, most articulate, most destructive.
I'm thinking a more effective solution is to shush her and move on. That is what I am doing today.
OK, I feel better now. How about you? Do you know your inner critic as well as I do?