Friday, October 13, 2006

Studio Friday - FEAR

Casey suggested FEAR for Studio Friday's topic this week. No doubt about it, this was really thought provoking. Here is what she wrote:
"I am filled with fear. Fear of what ifs,fear of the unknown, fear of the known ~ patterns I tend to fall into, bad patterns I have spent years trying to break free of. I think part of dealing with fears and breaking out our superhero capes to fight them, is naming them. Not tip-toeing around them, letting them linger in and out quietly, lurking in the shadows, giving them power, but to drag them out into the light, so the sunlight can shine through the holes that fill them, holes we otherwise can’t see. We doubt ourselves. How can we not? Regular jobs rely on managers and supervisors to tell you what to do, how to be, what to say, how to act. But as artists, we must rely on ourselves to find vision, truth, creativity. Talk about pressure. This is part of the struggle and the brilliance of so many artists, the thing that makes us insane with fear, but also the thing that makes us strive to do and be more ~ the thing that brings out our own unique creative genius, our own vision of art and story.We all have insecurities and fears, but that’s all they are. They are not fact, they are not truth, so let's drag them out for the world to see, and maybe, just maybe,we’ll realize some of them aren’t so scary."
If you want to see Casey's Studio Friday submission click here. And click here to see what others did.

1 comment:

Going For Greatness said...

As I travel around all the blogs this week for Studio Friday, I notice that a lot of us have similar fears and some have fears that have never even entered my mind.
I see what you're saying about the fear of growing old and having regrets... I think everyone worrys about regrets at some point. Also.. the fear for our kids as they grow up.... completely natural and healthy fear.
I sure miss the carefree days of childhood somedays, don't you?!
Have a lovely, fearless weekend!

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