Illustration of a mermaid trapped in a glass teapot

Monday Morning Storytime – The Glass Teapot Mermaid

The glass teapot was the only home Pterryn could remember. She had been living in it for so long that even the thought of leaving it caused her hearts to beat faster and her gills to open and shut too spasmodically for her to breathe. The world outside her teapot seemed a very large and intimidating place, with too much movement and colours and noises constantly going past her . The only respite was when the windows to The Unknown grew dark, and the humans turned off all the electrical lights in the house, and left her, finally, alone. And […]

Creative Self-Doubt and 5 Ways to Conquer It

5 Ways to Conquer Creative Self-Doubt   I have noticed a common thread with the artistic, or creative, people in my life; myself included. It’s creative self-doubt. Crippling, painful, ever present self-doubt. It’s there when you wake up in the morning, and it’s there when you lay your head down at night. It’s especially prominent when you are about to embark on a new project. Hell, even the creative greats, our heroes, lamented the extent of it.   “I don’t believe anyone ever suspects how completely unsure I am of my work and myself and what tortures of self-doubting the […]