When I’m at craft fairs, my customers ask me what inspires my art.
I tell them I’m not a naturally positive person so I need a reminder to be happy.
So I make art that’s uplifting and positive.
Often people respond with “me, too!” 🙋🏻♀️ or “yeah, it’s so important, especially now.”
I make happy art because it brightens my day and I want to share the joy with you.
Here are some of the messages I think of on a daily basis. If you’re needing a little boost today, soak it in 😘
I have this hanging on my living room wall.
I often take so much for granted – my husband, health, friends, etc.
When I’m in a funk, this message is a great reminder that I still have a lot of things to be grateful for.
I’ve got this in a sticker form and have it on my laptop where I see it every day 🌈
It’s easy for me to feel I’m not _____ (pretty, talented, thin, productive, focused, loving, good wife – you name it, I got it.) enough especially when I compare myself to others (more on that next.)
It’s nice to see this reminder and tell myself that I’m enough the way I am today.
And THIS. This also hangs in our living room.
I use social media, like Facebook and Instagram, every day for my business. I love how easy it is to connect with my friends and community there.
At the same time, it’s made it so much easier to compare myself to other people on the internet.
These are the thoughts I have often:
“Woo, look at her beautiful studio space! My work space is a mess, and I can never show it to anybody.”
“Her shop has so many sales! I wonder if I’d ever be so successful.”
“Wow, she has so many followers and likes on Instagram. Why don’t I have more?”
I still have these thoughts, but this message grounds me.
I remind myself that there are lots of people who have fewer followers or “likes” (or not on social media at all!) and have a very successful business.
And everyone’s journey is different. I’m the only person who can know 100% of what’s going on in my life and business. What works for someone else may totally be a wrong choice for me.
It helps me to find peace wherever I am in life.
And if you’re having similar struggles, I hope it helps you, too 😊