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Risking it All: Overcoming Fear as an new Artist


As an artist, it's essential to step out of your comfort zone and take risks. By showcasing your work to the world, you open yourself up to potential cr

itiques or judgments; however, this is a necessary part of being successful in the arts. I completely understand how intimidating this can be.

F.E.A.R (False Evidence Appearing Real) is one of the greatest obstacles that visual artists face in their work. Fear is an emotion that can often be crippling, and it can be difficult to move past the apprehension of revealing a vulnerable piece of your creativity to the world and opening yourself up to potential criticism. All aspiring visual artists need to take charge and put F.E.A.R in its place—experience does not necessarily equal future reality!

When I started my art journey, I was afraid to fully launch out into the world. I dealt with the spirit of fear and contemplated why I should and should not create art. but here is the thing... THE WORLD NEEDS YOUR ART!

If you’re an artist feeling overwhelmed with fear, here are some tips to overcome it: Firstly, don't overthink things – just get started. Set a launch date and make it either a celebration or something fun. Research what other aspiring creatives do when they release their artworks and draw inspiration from them. Pray that God would remove any sense of fear in your heart; scripture reminds us that He has not given us a spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7). Finally, connect with encouraging people who will lift you, as positive thoughts bring about positive outcomes.

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