Such good taste!

I sometimes feel that my love for great inspirational work sometimes constricts my creativity. And then there are times when I feel I’m cheating myself and everyone else by being inspired by my idols. Everybody’s gotta be original right?  I feel everything I create is well… meh in terms of creativity, in terms of impact – it’s mediocre at best. What’s the point of creating something that’s just not good enough?

I’m writing about this subject gravely because I know how its like to be someone who feels they have so much to give and still can’t get it all out there, despite their best efforts. Often enough you try so hard in conveying your messages that it becomes strenuous, calculated, unnatural and even vain. I am that person and its  frustrating.

So, what ever on earth are we going to do about this impostor syndrome?

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Do you ever ask yourself – “Is my work good enough? Am I true to myself? Or in my case “Am i selling out?” :p

Just in case you’re curious as to where I’m going with this let me tell you its substantial. A little while ago I found an amazing quote by Ira Glass on Goodreads . It sheds enormous light on this subject and has helped me loads with my patience. I can only hope you all relate to it if not be soothed by it.

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” ― Ira Glass

 

In the end work should be healthy and  fun… not drudgery! Most of us just want to be gentle with ourselves… but don’t quite know if ‘gentle’ is going to work.
Hope this helps. Let me know how do you deal with your creative blocks and if you liked this post. I’m always glad to receive feedback.

Much love,
Divya

Saddle up!

Saddle up!

Saddle up! by gypso featuring a felt hat

Chanel clip back earrings
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FOSSIL gold bracelet watch
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Prada oval sunglasses
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Chloé
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Annie P felt hat
$53 – luisaviaroma.com

Lauren ralph lauren belt
$45 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Robert Piguet floral perfume
$225 – liberty.co.uk

Estée Lauder rose fragrance
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Chanel nail lacquer
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Spring cleaning

Spring cleaning

Wildfox Couture loose t shirt
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Anastasia beauty product
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Litecraft halogen light
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Ceramic cup
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Small item storage
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Redecker Ostrich Feather Duster
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True Grace fragrance candle
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HAY paris wrapping paper
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Brown home decor
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Instax mini 8
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Daisies, Mini 939
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broody oriental

broody oriental

Donna Karan black top
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Raoul black brocade pants
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Black kimono
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Marchesa evening clutch
marissacollections.com

DANNIJO drop earrings
theoutnet.com

Reinhard plank hat
farfetch.com

Eyeshadow
$12 – marksandspencer.com

Lime Crime nail polish
karmaloop.com

Stripe rug
rhbabyandchild.com

Nearly Natural floral decor
nearlynatural.com

Ficus plant
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Quail serveware
$18 – liberty.co.uk

Floral bouquet
kirklands.com

Chilli Flavour Hot Chocolate
$8.85 – whittard.co.uk

Better latte than never

"Coffee & Design" Calligraphy by Renato Molnar

Sorry I’m late. Blogging is such a daunting task! It just looks easy when you see other people doing it and be like ”yeah I’ll do it! I’ll write a blog.” And the next weekend be like ”Ca…n’t… reach… computermachine”. Yeah, I realize nobody calls it that. That’s why I’m a hipster.

So, this is what I found on my table and a raging love for latte art!

latte art Rosetta

latte art Rosetta

I’m making it my official new inspiration to make new clothes or look like a Caffeine slap when I walk down those streets wearing that *#it – whatever floats your boat.

I do call myself a risk taker and lots of people I meet everyday (because of my active social life) say that I’m an adrenaline junkie. Not really. But come on, you know this stuff is pretty extreme. How do they even pour milk and make it look all curly and pretty?! I will find out and be posting some new stuff soon that hopefully looks like latte art! So, shrug. And yes, it would be a DIY.
HERE IS THE LINK http://wp.me/p32InS-V