Yay! It's saturday & halloween, and I have another reminder for you this week. This one might seem a little obvious, but I do think it's all something we need to hear.
This one 'came to me' whilst thinking about the baubles I made for this season. I realised that these were actually, pretty cool, and a pretty cool idea. Someone who was browsing my stall told me they wished they had thought of it themselves!
I think as creatives we can spend a lot of time beating ourselves up about this kind of thing. The internet is so saturated with fantastic ideas that it feels like we never have any of our own.
I know I have come across other illustrators and though that is such a good idea, I wish I had thought of that. Which is ok, but usually it is swiftly followed by Why didn't I think of that, will I ever think of anything that good? What if I never have ideas that good, what if I'm not good enough to be an illustrator.
That small realisation about the baubles I made is something I will hold on to. When I worry about the work of all these (likely much more developed) creatives and compare myself, I will catch myself and say Hey! That was actually a really good idea that I had! I'm clever and I have good ideas.
Perhaps this week it would be valuable to take stock of all the things you have done recently and acknowledge that hey, they were actually pretty great ideas.
If you liked this weekly reminder, check out my Your Weekly Reminder series, a weekly blog post where I encourage creatives to practice their craft and keep moving forward.