Sometimes when I draw in my journal or elsewhere, it just looks really ugly. This is when I know the “Creativity Zapper” is lurking over my shoulder:
It says things to me like, “You, can’t post that – it’s not good enough.” Or “What were you thinking when you drew that!” Or “You call yourself an artist? Ha!”
It usually shows up when I’m extra tired or feel overwhelmed with life or feeling a little blue. It isn’t easy trying to be an artist and still have to work at another job plus all the other stuff there is to do… Yes, it shows up when I’m feeling a little sorry for myself too.
I don’t usually like to share this part of myself with others but I wondered if maybe you have a “Creativity Zapper” in your life too? I would love to know what it is!
Learning to recognize my “Creative Zapper” when it shows up has helped me to quiet it’s voice in my head. I now know what this ugly thing looks like so it is easier for me to tell it to go away!