I was sitting by my makeup mirror practicing creative looks on myself, something I do almost daily, but on this day I spent several hours at my makeup mirror. not because I was enjoying it, because I was frustrated. everything I created, I hated. my eyes were getting red and irritated from how many times I wiped them clean. I thought awful thoughts about my skills, my business, my worth as an artist.
I wanted to quit, I had the urge to shut down my business (especially with the loss of income due to COVID-19). then I looked at my phone and I received a notification from Instagram… “see your post from this day two years ago”.
I clicked it and realized that the look I completed two years ago was almost exact to the look I was frustrated about, just a few minutes earlier. I studied the two pictures side by side.
here are the two images in comparison…
the difference of my blending, the vibrancy of my colors, the intensity of the sparkles, the liner, the brows…
I was in awe of my improvement.
I felt so proud of myself, of my art, of my growth.
that notification came in perfect timing, and it inspired me to write this post....
if you are a creative and are frustrated with your art, please be patient. please be kind to yourself. please give yourself time to grow. please accept where your artistry is now. please give your art the love it deserves. we will try things and fail, many times the failures are painful (and costly!), but always remember that you are creating for fun, to release energy, to inspire. I believe in the past you, the you where you are now, and the future you. you are talented. you are gifted. you are special. no matter what challenges you are facing, please never quit on giving your creativity and gifts to the world.
thanks for reading,
wishing you all the best.