〰️ my first Custom Line Drawing for this amazing couple 〰️
This was handmade for two loving friends who got married three weeks ago! So glad to have been apart of their special day & Can’t wait to head to Charleston this weekend with them! 🙌🏼♥️
Thanks for capturing this special moment and giving me inspiration for this line art 🥰✒️
Let me tell you how a book changed my life. Yes, finally a book review 😬. ✍🏽 Let’s talk Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. Liz spoke to me. For years I have lived in fear, never feeling like anything I create is worth the price I sell it for or worth even looking at. I would make jewelry and almost try to convince a potential customer not to buy it, wondering if they were buying my stuff just to be nice. I would question my prices, feeling like if but one person told me my work was too expensive, I would cave. I walked on thin ice in the self-confidence department. I take creative leaps, but I almost expect failure. I chalk it up to God humbling me and wait for the hype to fizzle out, if there was any hype to begin with. I wait for the reality that I have spent more on supplies than I have earned on selling my work. And the comforting cloak of failure envelopes me. It’s cozy in there. When you expect to fail, you do not get hurt. You have already got the bandaids and ointment ready, so the sting does not last as long. ✍🏽 Liz mentions Harper Lee. After she wrote To Kill A Mockingbird, she was too scared to write anything else (or at least let anyone read it). Because she had reached the top, she knew the only way from there way down. What gifts she could have given us had she created anyway. ✍🏽 This has been my creative process. Create. Second guess. Expect failure. Regret taking the leap. Take a few months to recover. Maybe try something again but keep the blanket nearby and warmed up. ✍🏽 But Big Magic changed all this. In its simplicity, really. ✍🏽 We were born to create. The Creator made us in his image. He gave us all the supplies. Yet why are we so afraid to use them? ✍🏽 Because of the critics. Because of the fear that finally we will be revealed as the failure we deep down always knew we were. At least for me. ✍🏽 But what if it didn’t matter? What if we realized everyone is too busy with their own lives to worry about the success or failure of our creative efforts?
✍🏽 What if you created because you LOVE TO CREATE, no matter what the outcome is? ✍🏽 (Continues)
Our Top 6 Influences. Guillermo Del Toro has a childlike imagination for monsters and fantasical beings. For Manny, this is something that ignites creativity and thinking outside the box. Guillermo has such attention to detail when it comes to colors, mood, and the humanistic quality of creatures. Whether it's literal or metaphorical. We want to enrich our work with that amount of detail in regards to both how characters behave and how their environment infulences their story.
🛑How often do you take a behind the scenes look at your own life!
How often do you stop and give praise for yourself? We tend to let some of the magnificent joys of our lives pass us by without stopping to soak them up!
It’s easy to see the joy and happiness in other people’s lives and forget about YOU!
Spend a few minutes on yourself. What makes you smile? What makes you laugh for no reason at all? What gives you goosebumps just thinking about?
Welcome those feelings and become one with them. Welcome them when you rise outta bed and when you fall asleep at night. -
And watch Joy begin to flow towards you! It’s ok to spend some time for yourself! @mikemccoy80_@jaredwashington41#joy#happiness#positive#beyou#create#creator#impact#inspire#passion#purpose
EP 4: Unexplained Disappearances in the Wilderness🌲 There are thousands of cases in which people have vanished in our National Parks under extremely strange circumstances and in this week’s @itgetsworsepod episode we share a few. You can find the link in my bio or search “it gets worse podcast” on Spotify or Apple podcasts
DANG IT!!! Poured some heart into a post and it didn’t show up! Maybe too many hashtags? 🙄🤷🏼♀️ ANYWAYS!!! Can we chat for a minute about “IMPOSTER SYNDROME??” The struggle is real. 😱 I crushed the goals I set for myself last year at this time... but I could never have done it alone. (Enter feeling like a fraud) Earning a ticket to this exclusive event should have felt better than I allowed it to. I diminished my own accomplishments, as I was sad not to have my teammates who wanted to be there so badly by my side. I walked the stage next to women I thought were above me somehow, and anxiously did so!! Looking out over the crowd calmed me. Somehow, it sparked belief. We are worth so much more than we give ourselves credit for. It is okay to relish in your accomplishments... BRIEFLY, and then it’s time to hit the ground running again. Recognition can often be uncomfortable, but we shouldn’t let it be. Seeing my team mate @simonelyn walk that stage gave me all the feels!!!! Without recognition I wouldn’t have been able to feel the joy of seeing her and so many others I admire and love receive well-deserved praise. WE ARE POWERFUL! WE ARE CREATORS! (Thanks for the reminder @katiemartinstudio) WE ARE WORTHY!! Learning and continuing to grow along side those you “lead” doesn’t make you a fraud, it makes you a friend. I am the luckiest to have found this girl gang! Come create with us! .