creative genius on loan

My friend Joanne brought this talk by Elizabeth Gilbert (of Eat, Pray, Love fame) to my attention. As I wade further into some projects that are asking me to be more visible with my book art, Gilbert's take on putting safe distance between ourselves and the work we "channel" is helpful. Putting my ideas out there, inviting input from experienced others, risking rejection...these necessary tasks become more palatable when I take the pressure off of myself and just show up for the work.