I'm a little late to the game cause I'm still busy but...I'm having a holiday discount on my professionally printed art greeting cards! Instead of $4 per card, I'm selling them for $2.50! Envelopes are included free, what a deal! I have 25 different images available, supplies are limited.
To see the details visit this page on my website: carabevan.com/Cards.html
You can order via note or email me. ^_^ Happy Holidays!
Now for that Social Question I've neglected to ask. ^_^'
Doubt is a powerful thing. It can make what was the surest thought, idea, or feeling turn into something monstrous. It can even make our lives a living hell in the form of paranoia and hypochondria. It almost seems like a creature in of itself and it can be anyone's worst enemy, especially to artists. There's no way to avoid it, although...
*****Social Question 41*****
How do you conquer your doubts? What doubts disturb you most, and how do you keep them at bay?
Doubt is a constant struggle for me, though only in certain areas in my life. I have utmost confidence in my ability to do things. If I need to do something, I will do it, and be punctual and do my best. But when it comes to my personal self and art, the doubts hang tightly like vines on a tree. I worry if I'm doing the right thing, morals, if my thoughts would disturb others, or what others think of me. I fear people, and doubt their intentions, and my mind runs wild to the possibilities in a form of paranoia. And my art, I don't take many personal risks with it. I have doubts that the things in my head would interest others, or that they'll deviate too far from the portfolio I've already created (not that that matters LOL.) It took years to beat back my doubts and begin to grow as a person because I don't discuss these things with family. But I've gained strength from confidence, and gradual learning from others. Much like the confidence in my abilities, I've grown confident in myself as a person and artist. I've begun to accept myself. When that fails (as it can easily do and often does), I have friends. I can bounce ideas and thoughts off my sister, the most receptive and least judging of my family, and I can ask a few social questions and get help from you guys.
Doubt will never go away, it's a weed that keeps on growing. But that's what mental machetes are for! *chop chop*
Don't doubt yourself friends, it's not fun.