Hardworking pictures: Show no fear

Scriberia hardworking illustration Tharp

Fears and doubts are persistent little fellas.

Often, when we're feeling less than certain about our abilities, they can overpower our desire to give something a go. For some reason, our creative endeavours are particularly weak in the face of them. 

But if we all let them get the better of us, nothing new or exciting would ever happen . Fixating on the possibility of failure (or even the probability of not getting it right first time) is the enemy of creativity.

So remember, when you pick up a pencil and start to draw: the magic usually happens in a place just outside your comfort zone. As dancer and choreographer, Twyla Tharp, says, 'The key is to learn how to keep free-floating fears from paralyzing you before you've begun'.

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