Sunday, January 8, 2012

It Feels Good To Be Told You Have Killer Taste

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.

I saw this video on The Farm Chicks when I was browsing a day or two ago and I have thought about it over and over again since I first watched it.  It is such a great message and definitely one that I know I need to be reminded of from time to time.

Your thoughts?


Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

That is exactly what I needed to hear today. This creative thang is so tenuous that it is so easy to get lost in the insecurity of it! Truly eloquent thoughts and words worth sharing!

Thanks for posting this!

Kathy Haynie said...

Ira Glass is very cool, and this video is awesome. Just what I needed to get me jump-started on my creative work in the new year. Thank you, Katie!

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

So true! I think back to when I started learning to sew...I think I had an advantage being so young when mom was teaching me because when things didn't turn out totally awesome, it was okay because a kid made it. I got a lot of the practice out of the way then. :) Looking around craft blogs can be intimidating if you're just starting because no one's projects turn out perfect when you're just starting.

Lisa Lou said...

Ugh. This made me sick to watch.
BUT, the message is good. And totally important to remember. And not compare myself with others who are further along in the process.

Julia said...

Thanks Katie. I needed this. So true. As Winston Churchill said, "If you are going through Hell, keep going." Sometimes the creative process can feel like Hell, but pushing through to the other side is the only way to get better. Besides, when you get better, you can take your stash of poor work, see how far you've come, and then burn it. It feels so good to do that. Twyla Tharp has good things to say along the same lines in her book "The Creative Habit." Read it if you haven't.