I used my cell phone to wander over to etsy to find inspiration (and to convince myself that I don't actually have to pee, already.) It was delightful to see all of the wonderful projects that people do, and I wandered from Doctor Who mugs, to quilt patterns, to steampunk keyboards, to wall decals.
After a while, I got a little bit lost. I found myself promising to do more, have more, buy more....and why couldn't I make beautiful things, like the rest of the internet? And by the way, why couldn't I make as much stuff as there is on Etsy!?!!
Talk about being lost! I looked at the finished product from hundreds of people, literally thousands of hours of work, and my self-talk was brutal because on some level, deep down, I believe that I should be the best at all things. And I'm not.
But, I've got my little corner of the world, and I am happy here. I'm still not the best, but I'm good. And there's room in the world for everyone to have their own little corner of good.
I'm going to take a little break from etsy and get my self talk under control because I love what I do, and I love my skill set, and I love the way that I make connections. What do you love about the way you art through the world?