Monday, February 21, 2011

Inspiration for Today

I got the book The Artist's Way Every Day by Julia Cameron from the library, so I'm reading more than one entry per day.  It's great inspiration in small snippets, so I thought maybe this week I could post some entries that I find inspirational.  Today's is from March 5:

Doubt is a signal of the creative process.  It is a signal that you are doing something right -- not that you are doing something wrong or crazy or stupid.  The sickening chasm of fear that doubt triggers to yawn open beneath you is not a huge abyss into which you are going to tumble, spiraling downward like you are falling through the circles of hell.  No, doubt is most often a signal you are doing something and doing it right.

Sitting in the studio with my supplies as companions, it's easy to doubt:  "this isn't good enough", "other artists are better than me", "what am I thinking?!?!".  It's nice to know that Julia says doubts aren't just normal, they're good. 

How about you?  What doubts plague you in your creative process?


  1. Hi Kate, I really have any talent??
    should i be doing something else with my time??
    is this where you would have me God??
    is this really any good at all??
    but I don't do it like....
    do I really have anything to share???

    this was good to read today, thank you!

    Grace and Peace

  2. Do I have I have any talent? does anyone even look at my attempts at art? Is this really what God wants me to be doing with the time He has given me? I'm always thinking I should be doing something else but this is no good....I am even ashamed to put some of my stuff on my blog.......Yes, I am full of doubts.....Thanks for reminding us it's ok to have doubts.......

    Hugs and blessings

  3. Thanks for sharing your doubts, ladies. I can relate to all of them! It's good to know we're in good company. :)


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