creative podcast Ep10 dealing with imposter-syndrome

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As a follow up to our episode about dealing with negative feedback, today’s episode is about artists imposter syndrome.

If you haven’t heard the term before, it doesn’t mean you have to disguise yourself with a pair of googly eyes and fake moustache. Instead, it’s that feeling you get that you get when you feel you shouldn’t be in the position your in. That you aren’t knowledgeable enough to be where you are, even though you have all the expertise and experience that you need.

How to spot if you have artists imposter syndrome

  • Feeling inferior amongst others in your field
  • A fear of being ‘found out’… or people realising that you’re not really as knowledgeable on the subject as they’d thought
  • Lack of self-confidence and self-belief
  • Procrastination
  • Feelings of self-doubt

Our experiences of imposter syndrome

We share our experiences of imposter syndrome. Sandra talks about having Imposter Syndrome when her art was featured on the front cover of a magazine. Tara’s art hasn’t yet achieved such notoriety, but she did once win a hamster cage, (plus a teddy bear and Star Wars model kit that she forgot to mention in the show 😉 ). PS. she was only about 7. Tara has also experienced imposter syndrome on many occasions, including the time she worked at a design agency and the most amazing designer worked there too – yikes.

How to overcome imposter syndrome

Hold on to your hats, we got some ideas for you here, hint – that was one of them, but you can hear more in the show.

Have you ever had imposter syndrome?

Share your experience in the comments

June Challenges

We give a quick mention to the three challenges we’ve got happening in June:

Copyist June

Replicate a sketch, drawing or painting by a master or from an art book, every day throughout the month. One of the best ways to learn how to draw well is to copy from other artists who are masters of their craft. By replicating their style you will learn a lot.
To find out more about this challenge click here

Cartoon in June

This is a challenge to create a cartoon every single day throughout the month of June. Your cartoon could be a single character, or an entire comic strip! You can use any medium.
To find out more about this challenge click here

Quick Kick June

For ‘Quick Kick June’ – Create a COLOUR sketch in 10 minutes or less. This challenge is particularly suitable for those who have a tendency to overwork their sketches or those who have limited time.
To find out more about this challenge click here

This week’s podcast question

Q. What is your favourite famous painting and why?

What is your favourite painting

The best answers will be read out on the next podcast.

You can Tweet us your answers @KickCreatives or let us know in the Facebook Group, which by the way if you haven’t already joined, I highly recommend that you do! We will put the question up there and also on the facebook page… and of course, on our Instagram page @kickinthecreatives.

If you have any suggestions for the podcast or our challenges please feel free to get in touch.

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