in the art studio! (Yes I’m here once again because you need a voice of reason.)
Sure family calls you Myra but you’re Mireya – love the name by the way. No- your ego doesn’t need to grow bigger, so leave it at the door. You’re you, but everyone else is AWESOME too! Don’t forget that.
Speaking of, that’s the reason I’m here. This past week you totally let your guard down! Just stop all the nonsense and create. It’s that simple. YES Mireya it is! I think you know quite well that your art is awesome. Not everyone will like or understand your art. I know how art makes you feel. How free you feel to do what you want. How free you feel to be you. You spent the entire summer working on your book and learning art. No it wasn’t a waste of time. Yes you can draw and illustrate your book. You are close and you will publish it! Yes you spent 4 long hours EVERY day writing but you did it.
Stop worrying about how many likes or subscribers you have or don’t have. Likes come and go. True fans are the ones who email you or give you advice. Be sure and thank them. You’re no fool! Stop acting like one. When you pursue likes, you start to do and ACT like everybody… to get these likes. Stick to your plan and create because you feel this need to let your passion run wild. Just tell your story. Come to think if it, you have some cool fans now. STOP WORRYING in general. It’s not your job to question why some people say mean words. They do, and they will.
Mind your own business! Stop going around trying to please people, wondering how you measure up. I get that you love people and want to help. You know what’s right. Don’t drive yourself crazy and burn yourself out. Sure you said and did the best- most of the time. Other times who knows what happened? You know and he knows. Yes you’ve made mistakes. You aren’t proud of them. Don’t be ashamed of them either. That’s your past and this is your today-your future. You have a good heart. Sometimes your courage gets you in trouble. Courage get the gloves ready. We’re knocking out fear with one punch-or however many punches it takes. Yeah- I don’t think fear ever goes away, but you can LOVE SO MUCH that you face it period. Wise up.
It’s okay that you’re feeling burned out with all this book writing and art learning. Take care of yourself because I love you! No matter what happens I’m your light. I’ll never stop burning. We have a book children are waiting to read, and workshops fans want to be part of. For now take your time and work on basics like watercolor washes, lettering, and just play around with ideas. Figure yourself out. We got this! Yeah he’s got us too…. he knows…knows that it’s LOVE I’m after.
Love always, Mireya
P.S. Next week Mireya’s going to share how she creates watercolor washes. Well… they’re not all done with watercolor….are you a subscriber?
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