Week 8 of The Declaration of You’s BlogLovin’ Tour is all about trust – a word I have been exploring this year. I chose this week for my post because trust is a powerful word for me. You can learn more about all 8 weeks of the BlogLovin’ tour here.
When I trust my muse I am more creative. When I don’t trust, it is not pretty. That is when the fear takes control.
I was attempting faces and I was so caught up in worrying that I was afraid to start. Didn’t trust that it would be okay. I had to prove to my muse that I trusted her. I proved my trust by just starting.
And I kept trusting, even when I drew this kindergarten style face. That trust let it become the canvas below.
You can see all the steps in this canvas in the post Burying and Excavating a Face.
Here’s where the canvas was when I stopped. The fear took control. I didn’t trust my muse so I became worried. What if I made a mistake? What if I ruined it? What if I used the wrong color?
I apparently thought I would change the course of history if I messed it up. What pressure. It’s no surprise this canvas sat for over a year due to this fear.
But I pulled that canvas out again once I learned a way for me to trust. Just one little word. Oops. You can read all about how I use Oops to trust the process in these posts:
Here’s where this canvas is at now. What a difference trust makes. Now this canvas feels like me, has the layers I love, and plenty of illegible journaling all thanks to trusting my muse.
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