“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

-Sylvia Plath

Not everything you envision can easily be brought into being as an image or object or text.  You must relinquish the idea of perfection and strive instead for a feeling of creative fulfillment, whether or not what you create lives up to the expectations you have of it in your mind’s eye.  Nobody else knows what that looks like, so they may appreciate what you’ve accomplished more than you do.  I’ve often created things, been dissatisfied with them and put them aside, and then a few months later looked at them again and thought they weren’t as bad as I had originally thought.  Keep everything; destroy nothing.  You can always use fragments of your prior work in new works.


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