As I work on my embroidery pieces each day and share the progress pictures on Instagram, I find myself checking the stats on how many people viewed it – did I get any comments – did I get any new followers??? None of that matters and it only makes me feel a little disappointed.. social media can be a great way to connect and it can also be a trap that makes you think your worth is judged in hearts and follows. It’s not – you’re worthy no matter what!
I create art for myself first and sharing it with others is a choice I make because I want to inspire and bring joy through my art. Of course I want to sell my art because I want to be able to support myself and my family doing something that I love to do – however, I cannot let the response on social media affect my mood or my progress! Does anyone else experience this?