Let's talk about the dichotomy going on in today's post - the idea to cringe and create, yet, the goal to create confidently. Cringe doesn't exactly exude any sense of confidence. The idea here is to create when we are not confident, when we are learning and growing and finding our craft. By creating when we feel foolish and sup-par we build our confidence in the process. This building then leads to confidence in ourselves and as that gains ground we become confident in our creations and are more likely to share them with the world. They don't have to be perfect to be shared, we have to believe in them, be confident in them and claim the title of creative. If that means we have to cringe through the growing pains, or look back at our past pieces with a sigh and a wish to make them again with the skills we have now, then so be it, because to is a map of our journey and proof that we can, do and will always create.
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I think you have to be brave to be willing to create. Or at least to put your creations out there for others to see. And sometimes, I think we are braver at the beginning before we know what we're doing, while it's all new, and we dont' know all the rules we're breaking.
I think your distinction between craft and creativity is an important one, I look back on some of my early stuff, and yes. Cringe-worthy is an understatement. But only in that I didn't have the skills to back up my boundless ideas. I remember the ideas. They were big. Bold. Pushing way more boundaries than I do now I know what I'm doing.
What I wouldn't give to have those reckless, wild ideas now that I have the skills to back them up!