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Worst feelings in the world

sheenathehyena:

datekougyous:

  • Failing a test you studied really hard for
  • Getting replaced in a friendship
  • Getting ignored 
  • Having something that you’re looking forward to, get cancelled
  • Having to fight back tears in front of people
  • Finding out that the person you like, likes someone else
  • Goodbyes
  • Showing your parents something you’re proud of only to get a disinterested reply

That last one always breaks my heart.

(Source: infatua-ti0n)

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

your art is so pretty unlike mine my art is so shitty

ionahi:

hello anon, I’m going to skip formalities and be real with you. getting a message like this is NOT a compliment. it’s not fair to me and it’s not fair to yourself. it’s negative reinforcement of your own self worth putting me on the spot and slapping me in the face with a decision to either confirm your bias, deny it, or ignore it (which ignoring does further negative reinforcement). so this time, no, I’m not ignoring this.

messages like these aren’t okay. they aren’t humble nor are they appreciated even if you wholeheartedly believe it to be true. what do you gain from sending this? I can’t even figure it out but it can’t possibly be good. so anon let me tell you a thing. sit down. do it. keep reading. don’t you scroll away from me. and now I want you to listen.

art is hard.
yes. it is.
ALL forms of it. from writing to dancing to drawing to elegantly working with pigeons—-all art forms are difficult and require time, practise, and most of all patience.

some ppl will learn quicker than others. some will require much more time to reach the same goals. but that’s okay. it’s always okay so long as you keep at it and are serious about progressing. so while you may think or truly believe that your shitty art is shitty in comparison to mine, (which tbh is just silly as my art form is a preference and not a representation of skill nor proper training outside my own studies), that honestly shouldn’t stop you from doing the same damn thing every other artist does which is—PRACTISE.

PRACTISE
PRACTISE
PRACTISE

every shitty piece you make is one step closer to not being as shitty. until eventually you make something that you are proud of and will later determine it’s just as shit as the rest. but that’s okay. that’s normal. artists of all kinds mostly hate themselves and their work at first and it takes time to build that confidence and overcome the appeal of perfectionism. we all have done it and do it. we all have bad days and we all have shit doodles we’d rather never see the light of day and be cursed to the fiery pits of the darkest volcano. yeah. it’s normal.

so anon, stop feeling so shitty about your shit work and instead turn that into motivation to get less shitty. stop believing messages like these and focus on your weak points. practise. develop. learn. ask questions and do research. bc tbh that’s how you get less shitty at something. now get out of my message box and go make some art you derp.

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