Fear of Sharing: Ways I Manage Artistic Anxiety

Updated: Apr 7, 2020

Sometimes when if finish a drawing one of two thoughts will run through my mind.

  1. Post and share! Let everyone see the amazing thing and we can nerd together.

  2. Forget it ever happened. Because no one is going to like my work.

Can anyone else relate to this?

Chances are that if you are reading this article, you have indeed felt this doubt dig under your skin and jab at the sensitive nerves that are supposed to be made of steel.

You have been told that art is subjective, not everyone is going to like it, and you need to just move on if someone starts critiquing you or insulting you. You are supposed to take it like a champ and not let a single word phase you even though your entire being wants to do nothing more than curl up in a ball and hide away in the darkness of your safe zone.

Guess what?