I don’t know why this is so hard for me, but it is. Showing my work. Showing my creative endeavours. I believe it’s a common issue with creatives. Part of the problem is the fear of being rejected, I guess. I’m working on this. And have made great strides especially when it comes to pitching to companies to sell my work.
Showing it on social media and here on my blog feels harder. Strangely. As well as being my true creative outlet and how I get to express myself, it’s also my job. My micro creative business. Creating patterns, illustrations and graphics for sale and licensing. My work is a great source of joy and I pour a ton of love into it. I love what I do.
I need to put myself out there more to get seen. I need to put my big girls pants on and just do it. I’m learning after all these years, that it’s about attracting the right customers and clients, not everyone in the world. My work isn’t going to be everybody’s cup of tea. And that’s the magic. That’s how you stand out in a crowded market. To create what you truly love. What brings you joy and makes you happy. To attract those people who feel that joy and get something from those designs and art pieces.
So here I am showing my work. I’m going to be doing it a lot more from now on. To build my business. To help other women creatives get brave too. To share my experience, wisdom and art.
With all that in mind, I recently put together a small collection of designs for a company called Wraptious, for a competition they’re running at the moment. I have started to enter more design competitions, not necessarily to win, although that would be lovely, but to gain the experience and continue to build my portfolio.
Please do pop over and have a look at my designs on Wraptious. You can buy cushions and art prints. Click the images above or this link here to view the collection:
“Liking” and “Sharing” my designs there would be hugely appreciated. And I’d love to know what you think? Plus, if you’re a creative, is sharing your work something you struggle with?