Ponno Ponderings — Perfectionism

Why I Never Sketch (and that's a problem)

Creativity Making Art Perfectionism

Why I Never Sketch (and that's a problem)

I'm an artist. You'd think I like to get messy, explore tons of ideas, sketch wildly, make / fail / repeat...well, I don't.

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When Painting Is No Longer Fun

Making Art Mental Health Perfectionism

When Painting Is No Longer Fun

Normally on the first of the year, I'd write about my plans for the new year. What I plan to do differently. This year is no exception but I have a specific experience to share instead. Getting comfortable with what's uncomfortable. I spent the better part of the day working on my new Shopify website. I felt pretty productive emotionally as I moved product after product over to the new system. Zoned out. Checked off to-do items. The bigger issue as of late is my creative block. I can't seem to make anything good. Because I don't do much exploring...

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Anxiety and Craft Shows

Business Entrepreneurship Event Mental Health Perfectionism

Anxiety and Craft Shows

After set up at every show, panic and anxiety set in.

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Painting and Self Doubt

Making Art Mental Health Perfectionism

Painting and Self Doubt

I've been listening to a lot of The Jealous Curator's podcast and it's nice to know that all artists feel self doubt – no matter how young, old, experienced, whatever.

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What is the Point of Making Art?

Depression Making Art Mental Health Perfectionism

What is the Point of Making Art?

Do you guys want to know how big of a dick I can be to my inner artist? Well, I'll enlighten you.

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