One piece of advice I can give to anyone embarking on some creative adventure is to stay connected to your internal clown. If you’re one of those people who think clowns are creepy, then you’ll just have to figure out some other funny, quirky character that makes you laugh. Or you could just change your opinion about clowns because clowns are delightful.
Creating anything that matters to you will mess with your mind. You won’t live up to your own expectations or you’ll doubt your ability or you’ll believe (mistakenly) that you are the only one who sees the value in what you are doing. That kind of ego splattering experience happens to everyone but if you create long enough, you recognize it for what it is- resistance and self doubt. You work through it, you move on, you forgive yourself for not being perfect and when you aren’t thinking too hard, you realize what you’ve created is okay. If you’re smart, you won’t labor over the self doubt too long. Perhaps you’ll even realize the value in subscribing to Who Cares Magazine.
Now then, if you are connected to your internal clown, you’ll get through the whole process of self doubt with a bit more laughter and a bit less angst.
You might also be interested in checking out Lynda Barry’s comic called Two Questions (Click HERE).
Next week the month of Pamo continues with more clowning around. Will Pamo be able to maintain her positive outlook? Guess you’ll just have to stay tooned!
Until next toon,