Don’t quit. Stick(er) with it.

Things don’t always work out right the first time (or two).

Like the first batches of stickers I made.

They were kind of experimental since I’d never done them before, and I used super cheap paper. But you learn (quickly) that when your materials are cheap, they fall apart (quickly).

Better paper doesn’t fall apart. Win!

>>> Buuuuut it can’t actually be handwashed (it was on my coffee mug) because the printed design scrubs right off the vinyl.

So you try some more. You research a little.

You find out you should spray a sealant on it (several coats) to make it hold up to abuse a bit better.

And when you’re happy with it, you’re proud to put it out into the world.

I think that goes for most things in life…

The more you try, the better you get, the more confident you become.

And when you’re confident, you can remind yourself that you in fact do not suck. Because you don’t suck. You just need practice.

You need to fail.

You need to try again.

You need to learn a thing or two.

And when you grow, you’ll stop being your own worst critic, and start becoming your own biggest fan.

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

— Vincent Van Gogh

Do. The. Thing.

Thanks for reading! I post a new blog every Monday — art ones every other week, and stepmomming ones on the weeks between.

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