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Putting it Together – Doubt

Putting it Together is my Monday “artist talking about art stuff blog”.  The title comes from “Sunday in the Park with George,” the best (and possibly only) musical that is entirely dedicated to an artist talking about his art.  Is that pretentious enough?

As I try to make sense of how to be a creator whose job is creation, I have a lot of doubts and fears.  Am I good enough?  Why didn’t I start doing this ten years ago?  Can I even do this?  What do I do first?

The voice inside my head isn’t a pessimistic one.  I prefer to think that it is a realist.  The questions aren’t the problem.  As long as I have some good answers.

Doubt is part of any creative process.  At least I hope I’m not the only person who goes through it.  I assume that most people who produce something that exists primarily to entertain other people spend at least some small amount of time wondering if what they made was good enough.

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