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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dear Artistic Mother, Please Do Not Compare

I would like to encourage all of you beautiful ladies in The Artistic Mother's Art Group not to compare your work to that of others. Please do not look at what others have made and get discouraged. Just do the best that you can do. This is not a competition. And we will all improve with time. The whole point of doing these projects is to build the habit of doing something creative each day and to look to one another for encouragement and inspiration. So please go easy on yourself. I love all of your work. Each of you are so unique and what you create is so unique that no one else can replicate it. It's all beautiful. Keep creating.

SIDENOTE:  Today is Shona Cole's birthday, the author of The Artistic Mother. You can wish her a happy birthday on her blog.

13 comments:

  1. so true Trudy! comparing our art to others will simply stifle our own creativity. as in life we are all on our own journey and all in different places along the path. Embrace the art within you and learn along the way!

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  2. That's what they always say in yoga classes too. Just be present and do your own stretches to the best of your ability... for yourself.

    Kim

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  3. Trudy that is such a good thing to remind everyone about! Everything that you put your creative energies into is beautiful in it's uniqueness. The more you do the more you are able to do. That's why I put ANYTHING on my Show and Tell! I think it's so wonderful when people make something with their own hands whether it's a photo, story, craft, or apron..it's all the results of someone's efforts along the path to creativity. And it's worth being encouraged. You are doing such a great job here Trudy! Good for you!

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  4. Thanks Trudy....you are the best!!!!
    I'm so having fun.I love visiting all the blogs and all the ways of artistic creativity in each one.

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  5. i am glad that you have the heart to toss these little reminders & words of support out there....i don't think i would have persisted in the beginning without your kind words, trudy....

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  6. This is a message I have needed my whole life, and now is no different. Thanks for the perspective and encouragement!

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  7. we are our own worst critics and I totally agree as this is an exercise in creating and and arty freedom. I like to live with the "who cares its my art not yours" philosophy and if people dont like it then its their loss not mine

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  8. Thank you again, Trudy, for your kind words and wisdom. I have really enjoyed visiting the blogs because everyone's things are DIFFERENT:) I love to see people's personalities (or my perception of them) in their work. I guess that is what I would strive for... that my projects would resemble me in some way or speak to who I am. And, I appreciate all the support from the other AM members!

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  9. Trudy, this is such a great word! we each bring something different to the table, we are unique and that is great! thank you for being a wonderful cheerleader.

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  10. Thank you for those words!!! i am ALWAYS looking at other peoples work and wishing mine was as good...it does push me on to improve my creations, but sometimes it can be disheartening...but you are right.

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  11. i just blogged about my poetry tote ... if anyone needs to see that imperfections are perfect, you can check out my sewing ... ahem ... skills :) i had a blast pushing myself into an uncomfortable place and was still thrilled by the results as they testify to my not giving up!

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  12. Hi Trudy, I thought this was so good that I added it to my Ten Best Posts I Saw This Week...

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