I have to say… I think he is on to something.
You guys may not know this but believing in yourself is kind of a big deal. Kind of.
As an artist, I am constantly belittling myself and sometimes I just.. stop.. I stop making art because I am so scared I will mess up.
I haven’t picked up my camera since 2008. Before that year, I had not put it down since 1998.
To be fair, there is more to that story… but in general, I was discouraged.
And that’s okay. Because I love painting, and I started painting and drawing all the time. There was no time for photography.
Of course, I have produced some crap in my day. Who hasn’t?
I haven’t actually painted in quite some time, now, though.
So, I’m going to just tell myself and you guys that I AM AN AMAZING ARTIST!
I’m going to tell myself that every day and I’m going to keep making my little arty things until I get back into painting HUGE. And I’m going to eventually believe that I am an amazing artist in the deepest of my core. And you will believe it, too.
It works for Kanye, right?! I mean… NOTHING dents his confidence. I envy that.
Well, except smiling.
(Watch this so you know what Im talking about: http://vinescope.com/kanye-laughs-realizes-hes-laughing-now-hes-upset-799.html )
(Disclaimer: I actually love Kanye West and have all of his albums.)