Say Goodbye to Fear

>> Monday, June 7, 2010

A lot of things stood out for me during the first week of Flying Lessons.  (I took snippets, sentences, paragraphs of thoughts that called out to me and copied it onto my notebook, so I could go over it again and again.)  One thing that really caught me was what Kelly said about delaying our creative yearnings...because when we do so, we procrastinate our life's potential because we are afraid of it.

I no longer want to be afraid.

Today, I recognize my creative spirit and BANISH the fear of a) my art not being good enough, b) of being afraid that someone with more money to throw around will take notice of what I am doing and have the resources to do it and compete with me and I will fail to take off, c) fear of being labeled mediocre, d) fear of charging what I feel my work is worth.


In between reading and re-reading the first week Flying Lessons e-course, I have been busy creating (yay!) layouts for a client who will be celebrating her debut this August and creating doodles for a company that is a major sponsor of this humongous wedding supplier show this June 26th (this one I'm particularly excited about!).

This company will have a booth right in the center of the venue, they are promoting their place as a wedding destination.  Lets just say, they will use my doodles for the floor, to print and wrap around jars of candles, be made into place cards, menu cards and a themed wedding cake will be made according to my design.  Isn't that exciting? In exchange for my creative output, I get to advertise my services and will be acknowledged as the illustrator, along with the event stylist/florist and the cake maker. 

I am very, very thankful for this opportunity and right now, lay claim to all the goodness that will come out of that exposure - more clients, more opportunities, more partnerships, more connections and yes, create more art. 

Here is a sneak preview of the cake design, the theme is central to the clients facility which is being promoted. I'm waiting to hear if I need to revise anything:

My initial sketch:

Transferred and tweaked in photoshop:

There may be more revisions, but golly, can't wait to actually see the cake for real and the set-up on the event date.  I'll definitely post photos after the event.



Anonymous,  June 8, 2010 at 9:32 PM  

Indy, that cake looks out of this world!! Jen. x

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All about me, my musings, ramblings, fancies, quirks and dreams; the blessings in my life - the kids and their growing years; and my love for digital scrapbooking/design and graphic arts; and my eternal quest to keep learning something new each day and give back in my little way.

This blog used to be 3 blogs which I decided to merge together, my scrapping blog (Pandoras Box of Thought), the blog about my kids (Beyond the Four Walls) and my cooking/recipe blog (Cooking Mama) - all the old posts are still up but I've decided to just post everything in the future in one forum, with all the things I'm doing, I'd like to keep everything in one neat container :)

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