How I overcame being branded ‘untalented’?


At a certain age we all go through a period in our creative lives when we start comparing our work to real life – or worse, to others’ work. This usually stops us from continuing. In most cases adults would encourage us to stop by calling us ‘untalented’, regardless of the benefits creating art provides.

In a recent guest post I have shared my personal route from being ‘untalented’ to creating art freely. While this journey is still not at an end, I wrote this article in the hope that people will realise that the process of creating is much more important than the result and that so-called ‘talent’ is not necessarily an existing quality.

You can read the full article here. Thank you to Zahra for the guest posting opportunity.

Comments (2)

  • Behind the scenes #8 – What happened this winter? – IMELDA GREEN'S

    March 19, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    […] to swallow the frog. Apparently I am the only one who was surprised at the fact that I am not untalented after all, even though I still sit fuming some 10-15 minutes in front of the blank paper before […]

  • A little guide to paintbrushes – IMELDA GREEN'S

    July 9, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    […] your hand, whereas the wrong brush will lead to your tearing at your hair and blaming your “unexsisting talent” for something that might be the bad brush’s […]

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