As an artist, my greatest fear is one that has recently been given a name on The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. If you have any time to waste today, spend it on that website, because I assure you, you will discover that you are, in fact, normal. My particular fear is called Vemödalen, and it is the fear that everything has already been done.
I think every person has this fear at some point. There might be those who find security in the fact that they don't have to come up with new things, but as a blogger who wants people to come see my stuff, I have to know that I will be accused of copying the ideas of others. I certainly have been influenced by those who came before me.
See if you can guess who inspired me to put drawings in the middle of my little ramblings. The answer is here. It is not that I am copying her ideas. I wish I could be as cool as her. It is that she did something that made me happy, so I wanted to make people happy too.
I must admit, I have a long way to go before I am really ready for the public to see my stuff. I put it here with the knowledge that the only people who see it will be my friends and family, and they have to say nice things to me or I'll put post-it notes of that little guy all over their homes. Can you imagine?
At the very least, I give credit where it is due. If it were not for Alli Brosh and The Bloggess, I might never have started my own blog. If you have never heard of either of them, please, take a gander. You will not be sorry. I have had the opportunity to meet Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess) and I got some advice from her that said "Write for yourself and you can never go wrong." That is what I intend to do. I hope she was right.
She also said,"Don't say something in 15 words when you can say it in 3." So I think this post was too long about 75 words ago. :)