What is your biggest creative fear?

Worrying whether I’m heading in the right direction.

I’m afraid people will think it’s bad, or that I’m not evolving as an artist.

I’m afraid I don’t have what it takes to stay in the game.

What is the hardest part of setting creative goals?

Sometimes I get caught up in planning and don’t make enough time to create.

Sometimes I’m not sure how to get from Point A and Point Z.

What is your biggest struggle in finding your voice/style?

I worry I’m copying my creative influences and role models.

I’m pulled in different directions and have trouble sticking to one thing.

I’m not sure how to make a meaningful statement.

I doubt my instincts.

What’s your biggest social media anxiety?

Some people use it to be fake/untouchable and I don’t want to play that game.

There’s too much stuff out there and I don’t know how to stand out.

I don’t want my life to be a popularity contest for likes and follows.

I have a complicated relationship with social media.

How do you learn best about your craft?

I learn best alone or from my peers, but there aren’t many people in my field and around my level near me.

I like to learn from the greats but I don’t have access to art school or formal training.

I prefer to be hands-on, but I’m not sure where to start.

What kind of advice do you hate?

Advice from people I can’t relate to.

Advice from people who think their way is the only way.

Advice that only gives me one perspective.

I don’t really like advice, period.

Do you have a hard time making room in your life for your art?

I don’t have enough time or energy to get serious– only enough to mess around.

I have so much going on, I never get a moment to do anything creative.

I have a hard time making room for anything except my art.

I want to make more room for my art but I’d have to change my life a lot and that scares me.

What does your fear of failure look like?

It paralyzes me from moving forward, because I’m worried I may fail.

I’m scared I won’t have the courage to bounce back if I fail.

I’m afraid I’ll make mistakes I can’t fix.

I’m scared that some things are absolutely impossible.

What’s the hardest part of giving back to your community?

I feel like I don’t know how to contribute.

I don’t know if my art will actually help anyone.

I feel disconnected from my community.