Language is important. The way we speak to ourselves, what we say, our tone. . . it all adds up. I try to be encouraging to my inner creative person, but it’s easy to get bogged down by ideas of being ridiculous, not talented enough, unoriginal, etc. etc. So I decided I needed some visual reminders to keep me going, which so far have been helpful. Making art around these two ideas makes them seem more important, and reminds me to play and experiment.