Grow Your Art Through Discouragement (Said No One Ever)

By Erik Peterson

If we know that discouragement is absolutely not a recipe for success, then why do we often resort to it in our art?  

We tell ourselves we aren’t good enough. We nitpick the smallest of mistakes. We say things to ourselves we would never say to a friend.

As a result, our art suffers and we suffer.  Isn’t...

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What to do When You Feel Discouraged About Your Art

by Erik Peterson

You are not alone in this thing called discouragement, 

Or frustration, or confusion, and doubt about your creative endeavors.

We are artists, so we must know 

That this is part of the journey. Part of being in the club.

But still, how long do you want to sit in the mud? 

It doesn’t need to last too long.


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