The BIG IDEA, brought to you by Creative Sprinkle [somebody who is inspiring me with his or her creative yowza], Ed Emberley:
“If you like my books, there’s something about you that’s just like me,” Ed says. “That’s the person I can speak to. If I try to speak to everybody, I speak to nobody. I can only speak to the other Ed Emberley’s there are in the world. My duty is to present me out to the other mes in the world and that’s what I do.”
If you hesitate to share your work with the world because you think it wouldn’t be popular or marketable or as-good-as, STOP IT! No one else can do your work. It’s another wonderful paradox: You and your work are unique in the world. At the same time, the other YOUs in the world are hungry to recognize themselves in your voice. They need you to be you out loud.
Martha Graham tells you it’s not your business to determine how your work compares with other creative expressions. It’s your business to keep the channel open. (PDF)
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