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(You can find my monarch pendant and beads in my Etsy shop.)
Here are my chrysalis from last year and now they have burst forth as butterflies. Oh my, I think I need to make a necklace to tell that story!
My pendant came about after creating this pattern in watercolors for a class I recently took. One of the lessons I learned in the class is that when it comes to submitting your art (or going after any big creative goal) you are ready now. There is no litmus test to pass, there are no hoops to jump through. If you are making the work, creating from a place of authenticity and exploring, then you are ready now.
So I made this print as a message to myself. It hangs above my drawing table, where I am busy pursuing my dream of illustrating books and working more as an artist. I'm not leaving beads behind, it's still my greatest love affair but I need more as an artist. For many years I've head myself back thinking I wasn't ready yet, my work wasn't perfect.
Guess what, things will never be perfect.
Whatever you've been putting off when it comes to your creative dreams, you are ready now.
Make mistakes as you go along and take a chance.
Improve your skills as you go. Get better while you are moving forward.
You are ready now.
Let's be super brave this week - share with me one creative dream you've been holding back because you haven't felt ready.
Leave a comment and next week we'll draw a random winner for a $20 humblebeads.com gift certificate.