Gwenn is a full-time artist, portraitist, and free-culture advocate. Her beautiful, unique portraits as well as all of her other work is intentionally free from copyright.
In this episode, Gwenn discusses:
-How she deals with what she calls “the stupids,” when everything you do seems to be bad.
-How some of her best moments come when she completes a project, whatever it may be.
-Art and creativity bring her the desire and ability to be in this world.
-How she is inspired by everyone around her, especially the people who she makes portraits for.
-To reframe the way you think about mistakes and actually embrace them.
-If you are viewing something as a mistake, it means that you are evolving and not remaining stagnant.
Gwenn’s Final Push will inspire you to embrace the mistake, because the mistake is evidence that you did the thing in the first place.
“Have those moments of self-love and really stew in them. You stew in the self-doubt so you might as well stew in the self-love as well.”
“Mistakes are my friend.”
“The reason why the mistake is good is because it means that you at least DID THE THING.”
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