I have been struggling with creative confidence lately wondering if I have anything worthwhile to share. Popping around Pinterest originally left me inspired and motivated. Lately it has led me to the well of inadequacy. Who am I to declare I have anything creative to offer? Does anyone care about altered candles, DIY frames or Mod Podge? Seriously!
Just when I was ready to close the door on the creative room (see… I can’t call it a studio), I read a wise post on the Flower Patch Farmgirl blog. The thoughtful (and often f u n n y) blog author Shannan declared: “When admiration turns to envy, it’s a pesticide of creativity and courage.” Um hello. Speak to me you little brilliant sentence. Rewind.
Slowly, the aha moment arrived. It was one of those incidents where a little cluster of words makes your brain scramble to re-wire. Blog hop over to see what resonates with you. I promise Shannan will lift you up, make you think and lead you to laughter.
When I have aha moments while running I often ask my friends, “Where is the confetti falling out of the sky?” I recently found the confetti (photo proof below).
So I got busy working on a wall of faith. The ingredients: my collection of crosses (they have been sitting in a cabinet since our move) and the advice of a friend at the base of the ladder handing me nails and brilliant advice on where to position each cross.