Little Botanical Drawings

Burl and I have been busy blending oils and making candles the past few days. I'm working on getting a shop update done in the next few days. I'm always hesitant to share my work, I want things to be just so perfect. And they never are. I feel my crafts always have room for improvement, this is why I shy away from displaying them more often. But I'm trying to let go of that a little more. I've been inspired by the blogs and shops of other crafters, like here and here.

This lack of artistic self esteem is yet one more trait I've inherited from my mom. She's a fabulous artist, and yet has no idea how talented and creative she really is. Her self-criticism often blocks her artistic flow. Doesn't mom?

Now that I'm realizing this, and actually verbalizing it by writing my thoughts for the world to read, (ok, maybe just the two of you who read my blog), this should encourage me to let go more. Shouldn't it? So stay tuned for more posts about the little crafty things I'm working on...that's my plan, at least.


Jess to the Lo said...

I'd love to see all the things you are working on. Keep them coming! :D

Alyssa said...

I always knew you were creative, just not to the extent you have demonstrated. I am proud of you and love to see all the things you can do!

Julia said...

i'm so flattered to be inspiring to you! it definitely takes time to build up the courage to put yourself out there, and to find YOUR style. I know it took me awhile (sometimes I look back at some posts from when I started my blog two years ago and cringe!). Anyways, keep at it and just do what feels right to you.