Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Trust...



sometimes i'm a chicken...

yep...

a big {red} headed chicken...

especially when it comes to putting my creative self {out there}...

i'm afraid...

of failure...

of not being {good} enough...

constantly comparing myself to others...

when i lost my dad years ago, there were many regrets...

that day i vowed to try and not go through life with regrets...

with what {might} have been...

with that in mind...

i entered a photo of mine...

into a contest to become a tester for the new florabella textures that are about to be released...

when i submitted it i instantly regretted it...

i should have done a different one...

i should have done something bigger and more dramatic...

but guess what...

all the self doubting, worry, and something of {embarrassment} for trying...

were for nothing...

i am SO excited....shana rae and her judges picked my photo as one of the 5 winning photos!!

i will be receiving a set of the new textures and will get to play to my {heart's} content!

i've talked about courage and strength on my creative journey...

but it also takes trust...

trust in myself and my {gifts}...

to unfurl my wings and soar to my full potential...

there is no greater feeling...



42 comments:

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Loved reading this post. I know so well how you feel. I think true joy comes in doing it for yourself. And look how good it turned out!! You are so right. Trust your instincts because there is no one else like you.
Congrats!

The Little Red Shop said...

Congratulations!!! Great chicken!

: )

Julie M.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

That's awesome! Congrats!

Becky C said...

Well, congratulations! And I must say, I'm not at all surprised by this. I always adore your photos and textures. I'm so proud for you, Kristin! Just imagine where you can go from here, I'm sure it's only the beginning for you.
Blessings,
Becky C
Buckets of Burlap

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Good for you. We are our own worst enemies at times, just have to be a friend to ourselves & give a little pep talk. Wouldn't let a friend say "it's not good enough" right?
Glad you were proven wrong in this case & it was fab ;)

It's Just Me said...

Kristen,

I LOVED this post ... I feel like this all the time. I agree that we need to trust in ourselves. Congrats to you. I <3 the Big Red Chicken : )

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*Im so happy and proud of you!!!! That is awesome!! Hugs,Rachel~*~*~*

freckled laundry said...

Congratulations, kristin. That is very exciting and so well deserved. I love your red headed chicken. (You could say I'm partial to redheads.) You are a beautiful old soul with so much talent. Believe that. I doubt myself just as you do though...such is the creative mind, I guess. Hooray for you, sweet girl!

Hugs,
Jami

Amy Kinser said...

You Go Girl!

Be bold...you have no reason to doubt yourself, ever.

KarenSue said...

Congratulations Kristin! And thank you for the sweet extras you sent me when I ordered twine from your Etsy. I blogged about it!

dls said...

Don't be a red-headed chicken any longer. Your eye and aesthetic is wonderful. I am enjoying viewing your art and will bookmark it to return again.

PS: continue clucking along, dear lady.

bella said...

Congratulations , Kristin!
Who knew a chicken could be so lovely ! Gorgeous photo , of course its a winner.
If you're ever having self doubt , just call me, I'll be your cheerleader. I love everything you do :)
xo
Sue

Jackie said...

Yay! Congratulations! We can be so hard on ourselves, but sometimes you just have to put your creative self out there! You're going to have so much fun with the new Florabella goodies!

Julie Harward said...

Hi to a Wayne Co. neighbor! I had no idea you had this blog until I saw it tonight. I knew you had a store at one time and then an etsy store? Anyway, I am so impressed..is this your photography? It is really awesome, as good or better than any I have seen out there. I noticed that a few who leave comments to you also do on my blog. I'm just proud of you for having such a neat blog..way to go! Come say hi on mine sometime :D

All That Jazz said...

Congrats! I loved this post, I can SO relate right now. I can too be such a chicken, especially when it comes to this vintage home world I love so much...I feel like such a rookie, LOL! ;-) I guess you just gotta take risks and see if your chicken can fly, eh??
~michelle~

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Congratulations Kristin!! You absolutely deserve to win that contest... your pictures are AMAZING!! I was just thinking how fabulous your picture of that chicken was... lol... seriously!
I think we all understand that feeling of self-doubt... at least I know I do. It's certainly hard to overcome sometimes... thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. :)
Big prairie hugs and WOOHOO to you!!
~ Jo

Saddleworth Shindigs said...

YAY!! Well done you, I love all the florabella textures, can't wait to see how you use them

slommler said...

Congratulations!!! That is great news. One just never knows what is going too happen when we unfurl our wings. So good for you!!
Hugs
SueAnn

paige said...

yay you!!!!!
that is awesome

you are so talented!!

traci said...

congrats to you. how wonderful. believe in yourself honey. you are very talented and have an awesome eye.

Megan said...

Kristin,
I just found your blog thru Julie Harward's. The title of your post caught my attention.
I design knitted baby hats. Every time I put a new pattern out to {go live} the second guessing begins. It does take courage and trust. I have to consciously make an effort to just let go of the doubt and go with my creative instincts. In a word, Trust.

Congratulations and thank you for a good reminder!
Megan

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh Kristin...it's amazing how much we have in common!
I am so thrilled that they picked your picture but it's no suprise. you are so full of talent and one of the nicest people that are just real!
When I lost my dad a few years ago it really opened up my eyes to so much. I had to stop having things hold me back and I had to stop with the self doubt, I'm not good enough. Blogging has done wonders for me and it's given me wonderful friends like you!
Keep doing what your doing girl!
XO
Kristin

Sparrow said...

i have always loved your photos!! congrats!

natalie

Leah C said...

Congratulations!! I knew that photo of yours would win!! You're so right...trust in yourself and your gifts because they {you} are AMAZING:)

Sherri said...

Oh Kristin, I loved reading this post of yours!! It was beautiful and congratulations!!

Farmgirl Paints said...

I'm a chicken too. Don't know what in the world you'd be afraid of. You got the gift girl. I love each and every picture you post. So deserved. Loved this one ALOT by the way:) Congrats.

Mel said...

Girl... I totally feel ya.
I am so neurotic everytime I try something...BUT this is why we creative types are called to be brave.
What a dull colorless world if we never risked.
Thank you for feeling the fear and doing it any way!

Tina Eudora said...

Oh Kristin I am so happy for you!!!
I always thought you were a fabulously talented lady and to hear that you have the same doubts and fears that I have had about my work helped me see things a little differently today! Thanks for sharing and again ^5. Oh and personally I think that is the most wonderful picture of a happy, proud chicken!
Tina xo

Skip and Faun said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! OMgosh! That is so exciting!!! ..and I might add, well deserved. I LOVED that photo when you posted but then again, I love every photo you post. I know how you feel because I feel the same insecurities. You give me more courage to try. Thank you AGAIN for all you have done and continue doing for me. So glad I can watch your example and learn.

I believe in karma and you are always helping and doing for others... I KNOW good things are just going to keep coming your way. ;o)

Ormolulu said...

It's pretty clear that others appreciate what you do and, even more importantly, who YOU are! Your thoughts resonate in all our hearts . . . self doubt doesn't just disappear as you get further along in life. When that happens to me (and it does!), I recognize that negative voice as my ego--which is not truly who I am.

Blogs have a huge upside and, alternatively, can bring out insecurities, competitive angst, etc. There is so much inspiration and talent out there . . . and YOU'VE got it in spades, my friend!

Can't wait to meet you in person, and thanks for your comments on my blog--so much appreciated!

Bay hugs,

~ Debi

Suzi said...

Thanks! Needed this today!

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Kristin,
I am so proud of you!! You need to know that your photos are absolutely INCREDIBLE!!!! Every time I see one I am awe inspired! Believe in yourself and your talents my dear, you rock!
Congrats!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Martha said...

love that chicken picture and your entry...I missed that post...but it is beautiful...
I hope you do trust in yourself because your photos are always beautiful!

Curtains In My Tree said...

well congratulations on your chicken picture being a winner. I barley get pictures on my blog.Know nothing about all the wonderful textures you talk about.

Tell Ollie hi for me

Janice

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Congrats! I think you do an amazing job don't be shy.I love the chicken photo! ~Cheers Kim

Casa Bella said...

I found your blog through Kristin's. It's so pretty! I'll be coming back often.

sharon said...

I am SO not surprised you were a winner in the competition, you have great talent and a sure eye.

Sharon
My French Cuntry Home

Kim Klassen said...

such a beautiful image my sweet Kristin... i don't think you realize how flipping awesome you are... i mean totally awesome.....

CONGRATS MY SWEET. :)

xxo, kim

Kelly said...

Yay!! Congratulations! I just got my email today! SOOOOOO excited! I love the chicken, and this post! I lost my Dad 15 yrs ago, and i miss him every day, but I know he's proud of me. :)
Let's get creative!
(((hugs)))

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Congrats! You have amazing things waiting for you! :)

Marci said...

you are an amazing photographer! i am so excited for you!!!

michelle said...

Congrats Kristin!! You are so talented and that picture is just beautiful!! I know how you feel, I am so afraid of failure but I think I am even more afraid of succeeding! Odd I know.
You are already on your journey and this is one accomplishment that you can feel great about! One accomplishment at a time! :)

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