Monday, December 17, 2007

13 of 30 ~ the fraud

Lately, I've been feeling like a fraud.

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on the left is wiiri on Flickr on the right is mine

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on the left is by traceyj on Flickr on the right is mine

It's not unusual to be influenced by other artists. It's not unusual to take another artist's idea and make it your own by expanding on it or tweaking it a bit. It's also not unusual to, at times, feel like a fraud for doing so.

It's been a tough few days for me. The chronic pain in my mouth is lessening, but very gradually. I've done a good job this year of not letting the holidays stress me out, until now. Pain and sudden persistent whining by the boy have pushed me over the top. I feel gloomy and pessimistic. In short, boo hoo.

The good thing is that the sun will rise again tomorrow, and when it does there is a chance for renewal. If not tomorrow, the next day then. Until the renewal I have to remember to keep it simple.

Wishing you a simply happy day today.

4 comments:

jefra said...

hang in there! i feel that way ALL the time. much more than i'd like to admit. my husband says i should read the book "art and fear" cause it talks about stuff like this. just know that you're not alone in these feelings. most artists i know (and i know lots) feel this way sometimes.

jefra said...

oh yeah - and i'm pretty blown away by your creativity (for what it's worth).

Rachel said...

thank you!!! you made my day!

Larissa said...

Ouch,hope the mouth feels better!