Do I disappoint you?
The truth is, the creative life is fraught with fear of disappointment.
I fear I will disappoint folks all of the time. I fear I will disappoint people who I have signed contracts with, people I am working on commissions for, people in my classes.
I truly NEVER want to disappoint anyone, EVER!
But, the reality is, each time you step into a new space, a new project, a new venture that fear that you may disappoint someone begins to creep on in.
Fear, disappointment and expectation are all tightly knit together.
What do I expect of myself?
What do I believe others expect of me?
Am I truly capable of following through?
Will I make a mistake?
What if it's not good enough?
What if I'm not good enough?
This disappointment stuff can get real.
Occasionally, we do receive a rejection. Sometimes we do make a mistake. Sometimes people share their disappointment with us. Sometimes we double book and have to back out. Sometimes we feel like flakes and failures. It's true. Some of this stuff ain't pretty.
As it is the beginning of the year, many of us are focusing on what we hope to achieve and create for the new year. I applaud each of us for that, congratulations on new adventures!
It is also wise to prepare yourself for what you may do if a kink gets put into any of those plans. It's smart to prepare your mind for the possibility that things sometimes wont go smoothly, what then?
"Wow", a visitor to my studio says to me, "so you just paint all the time? How romantic!"
I am the first to admit that is definitely NOT what the creative life looks like all the time. I am the first to promote the reality of what things are really like. No, I don't just paint all the time.
I update my website.
I respond to e-mails.
I have meetings & paperwork.
I have tons of other life responsibilities and other such things to fulfill.
I'm also the first to admit that living your
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"Court has a knack for supporting others in tuning into the artist within..."
"If preparing to work with Court you should know that you will be challenged to be your best self and you will be given tools for how to do so.
You may also find yourself realizing dreams and vocations that may have been easier in the short term to keep hidden, but overall will allow you to embrace this creative part of yourself and live more fully." -Faith Josephs