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Finding your voice in the chatter...

We all have it.  We all listen to it.  It doesn’t matter where we are in our career - beginner or famous - we have heard the negative chatter inside our own head.

I call my negative chatter, “Moe”.

I don’t want hear no Moe.  But as we all know, Moe is a persistent somebody.

Moe tells me things that aren’t true.  They are lies.  And if I’m not careful, I will engage the downward spiraling conversation.

If my work was really that good, I would have an agent by now.  A self-taught illustrator has no voice against an art school degree.  I have never illustrated a real picture book, so who am I to do this job?....


When I can’t stand to hear more of Moe...

I STOMP ON THE PAUSE BUTTON AND STUFF A SOCK IN MOE.

I surround myself with others in this industry because you can’t do this journey without community.  It can be brutal.  As creatives we are not meant to be alone.  We need the support and encouragement from our colleagues and friends.  They understand because they are on a similar trek and ha…