I was feeling a little old. My 30's are fast coming to an end and I was feeling decidedly unhip. But guess what - that is not a productive mode, so I knew I had to snap out of it.
I have never been one to follow the crowd, not as a kid and not as an adult. So why would I concern myself about not feeling like I'm following some super cool illustration trend?
Why would I want to be one in a sea of the same - hip or not?
So I asked myself a simple question - what do I do best and am I doing it?
What I do best is inspire folks to be creative - big and little folks.
I've had 14 years of solid practice of inspiring kids to live creatively. My artist daughters are the proof of that. That top photo is my youngest daughter who decided last week she wanted to try painting with her toes. You have to love the irreverent and kooky preteen years!
So what do I do best?
My work will never be hip, it will be sweet and sensitive. Honest and creative. That's me.
A promise to myself:
I will not waste time any longer thinking of what I can't do or compare myself to others.
I will work everyday to inspire, help families life creatively and bring my crafty goodness to as many kids as possible!
So what do you do best? Blog about it and share your story with me.
P.S. Hip work can be sweet and sensitive, honest & creative - but it wouldn't be if I were doing it because it wouldn't come from a place of authenticity for me.