I hate, abhor, can’t stand, would rather wish away being bored with myself and what I create.
This dramatic proclamation comes on the heels of one of my Autumn Blog Challenge Prompts: “I hate being..” I don't know if it is grammatically correct and to be frank, I don't even CARE!
It is one of the worst insults to any artist to be told your work is the “b” word. In fact, the words “hate” and “bored” (or any variation thereof) are not welcomed in my home. It might seem odd to not use those words, but we just don’t.
I think it was my seventh grade English teacher, Mr. Seymour, who said, “Only non creative people ever get bored” so from then on, I banished the word. I banished the creation of an environment of boredom. Instead, I create ALWAYS an environment of curiosity and curious questioning.
I worry almost incessantly that my art might come off as copy cat art.
I try to stay calm with it all. I do. But when I have created something and then see something similar, I want to cry or roll up in a ball. Sometimes I lift concepts from other artists, but I always hope to be at least somewhat unique and interesting rather than, you know.
I loathe, abhor, dislike in torrents, detest, am repulsed by… being seen as “the B word.”
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Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield.
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