Silencing The Inner Critic

Your Inner Critic might, to the untrained eye, look like a fluffy adorable teddy bear… but we know better!

YouTube user CrazyMikala writes in the video description:

Don’t you just hate it sometimes when you are trying to figure something out and there is someone who keeps telling you to ‘GIVE UP!’?
That’s what this is about.
I honestly refuse to buy a new sewing machine.

In The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron suggests creating your own ‘monster hall of fame’ out of your past creative enemies. She writes:

You may find it cathartic to draw a sketch of your old monster or to clip out an image that evokes the incident for you. Cartoon trashing your monster, or at least draw a nice red X through it.

Clearly, as CrazyMikala demonstrates above, stabbing a soft toy version of your creative monster works just as effectively.

2 comments… add one
  • love the video and the idea of stabbing that inner critic.

  • I loved “The Artist’s Way!” it was an awesome book!
    I’m glad I’m not the only one who reads artsy books 🙂

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