Professor Gibson
Creative Process

Behind the Scenes: Overcoming Fears and Embracing the Journey

Hello, dear readers!

Today, I wanted to take you behind the scenes of the upcoming Modern Motherhood series and share some personal insights into my journey as an artist. This is the first big series I’ve illustrated, and I have to admit, I am terrified to release it. Creating art can be a vulnerable experience. I’ll be honest—I often grapple with fears and doubts when putting my work out into the world. Impostor syndrome can be a constant companion, making it challenging to embrace my creative talents fully.

Finding Bravery and Boldness

Despite these fears, I am learning to be brave and bold in my artistic pursuits. I never considered myself an artist growing up; in fact, I spent most of my life believing I couldn’t draw at all. However, after learning a few drawing basics a couple of years ago, I discovered I could draw more than classic stick figures. Since then, I’ve steadily honed my craft and developed a unique artistic style.

Embracing Our Fears for Growth and Reward

One of the most powerful ways to overcome impostor syndrome, self-doubt, and fear is to courageously face them head-on. Embracing our fears can often lead to incredible rewards, pushing us beyond our comfort zones and allowing us to grow in ways we never imagined. When we challenge ourselves to step into the unknown, we create opportunities for personal and professional development, building resilience and confidence.

I encourage you, dear readers, to confront your own fears and doubts, whether in your creative endeavors, careers, or personal lives. Remember that growth often lies just beyond the boundaries of our comfort zones. By pushing ourselves to take risks and tackle challenges, we unlock our full potential and inspire those around us to do the same. So, let’s embrace our fears, celebrate our unique journeys, and grow stronger together.

Embracing the Journey

While I may not consider myself the best artist out there, I’ve realized that it’s essential to embrace my artistic abilities and point of view without comparing my work to others. Each artist has their own journey and style, and I am on mine. This mindset has allowed me to focus on growth and improvement rather than getting bogged down by comparisons and self-doubt.

The “Modern Motherhood” series is a testament to this personal journey of growth and self-discovery. Through these illustrations, I want to inspire and empower moms everywhere and demonstrate that it’s never too late to explore new talents and passions.

As I continue developing my skills and sharing my work with you all, I’m reminded that we’re all on a unique journey. Whether it’s in art, motherhood, or any other aspect of life, let’s continue to embrace our paths, support one another, and celebrate the progress we make along the way.

Thank you, as always, for your support and encouragement. Stay tuned for the six-week Modern Motherhood series launching on Monday. The series will include 12 illustrations that take a look at issues mothers face. These illustrations will be accompanied by 24 blog posts that explore the issues deeper. I look forward to going on this journey with you.

And remember to embrace your journey, no matter where it takes you!