Today’s Message from Your Muse: Protecting New IdeasBy Sarah Bush
When you have a new idea for your art, it’s easy to feel that it’s not interesting enough,
or a little silly, or somehow, *not worthy.*
This is ESPECIALLY true in your first steps of working on the idea in earnest—putting paint to canvas, or pen to paper, or beads to wire, or eye to camera etc.—in fact, this is usually when your idea feels dumbest—and when most people stop.
It’s normal to have second thoughts—your idea is at its most fragile at this point, so of course it’s vulnerable. Don’t roll your eyes at yourself–have the courage to help your little baby grow. You’re exploring an idea, not insisting on it.
You can always self-censor later, so what’s the hurry?
Isn’t this Fun?
Love, your Devoted Muse
Sarah is an artist and creativity coach in the NY Metro Area. She started makegreatstuff.com to help busy creative people start living their lives as the artists they are. You can view her artwork at sarahbushartworks.com