Is it possible to be scared of a word? Yes, yes it is.
Even if that word isn't Voldemort.
I'm scared of the word art. Of what it implies, of calling myself an artist, of choosing a label for myself.
Silly? Maybe. Common? Yup.
My creations are not good enough for the world.
I need more practice. More time.
There's no room for me.
I'm not good enough.
I will hide from the world, because I fear that the world will tell me what I already know. That it's bad. That I'm bad. That I should keep quiet.
Sharing your creativity is scary, but there's a reason you should do it anyway.
What you've made matters to the world, whether you believe it or not.
Do you dare to show your own weird self in your creativity? Are you scared your art just blends in with everyone else's? Do you want what you make to stand out? Then you'll want to learn to tap into your unique weirdness, your quirks and whatever makes you you.
It'll strengthen your creative voice and style, and help you make things no one else can make.
A huge, beautiful library with a high ceiling and big windows. Rows and rows of bookcases. But no books.
The streets packed with people. Rushing from importance to serious. But no one is on their phone.
A meeting, with enthusiastic people sitting around a table. No one is speaking.
A world with no voices.
When learning a new creative craft, or finding a new direction, we search for our creative voice. We wonder who we are in our creativity, if we have a voice at all. It's a journey filled with struggles, copying and thoughts of giving up. But those of us who have walked it once know one thing: it's worth it.