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fear and creativity

I feel like I’ve been developing certain fears about my creativity.  It’s been holding me back, now and then I’ve found myself at my desk wanting to start a project and not being able to because I’m scared I might screw it up and waste a bunch of time in the process. 

I have other fears too:
  • fear that I won’t be able to keep up, with my family, my job, my blog, with the 8 gazillion other awesome bloggers out there
  • fear that I’m not using my time wisely, like I should be doing ‘this’ instead, etc.
  • fear of creating something someone else has already done and I’ll be accused of copying
  • fear of failing
  • fear that people won’t like what I made
  • fear that I’ll use my favorite fabric and not like how a project turns out, this one’s kind of sad, but true
I think papernstitch had a great video post on her greatest fear, check it out here.
Here’s a great article on etsy about fearless creativity.  Hopefully I can spend some time and figure out how to move past my own unjustified fears.
And lastly, something a little off topic, but there’s a great discussion going on over at CraftyPod, some thought provoking articles:
I originally popped over to that discussion from The Long Thread‘s post here.  It really makes you think…
Do you have fears that hold you back?
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