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The Stamp Art Shoppe is proudly located in Roseville, California and specializes in offering unique artistic rubber stamps and accessories. Along with a great selection of products, it’s the hope of The Stamp Art Shoppe to provide inspiration for all those who love tapping into their creative spirit. For that we offer a wide array of classes covering new innovations and techniques for all experience levels conducted in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. From cards, to altered art, to jewelry making and everything in between, it’s all here! We invite you to stop on by and indulge yourself, and in doing so, you might just “impress yourself!”
From the Newsletter
To Those Of You Who Think You Can’t Do Art-Damaging Lies & Excuses Your Mind Loves To Tell You
Although I have seen an increase in the number of you who are returning back to your art, there have been a number of people coming into the store who “want to do art” but have been extremely negative on themselves. “I’m not an artist” or “I can’t do this” is what I hear frequently. I recently read this article about how our mind lies to and makes excuses to us. Why? Because the mind is afraid of discomfort & anytime we stretch that comfort zone the mind brings us back to ground zero at any cost, including sacrificing our growth for balance & happiness. Here are a few of the mind’s damaging lies & excuses from the article & how they pertain to our art & perhaps why we don’t grow artistically or even get started with the possibilities that are open to us.
I Can’t Do It
“I’d really like to do art but I KNOW I can’t do this…I’m not an artist” is one of the most common excuses I hear. My next question is: “Have you tried?” Most times I hear, “no.” Even if a person has tried….keep trying as you might just need to find the right medium, technique, or area of art & or crafting that inspires you. Really, as much as I love doing all this art, I’m not a professional artist-I’m just happy being artful! You don’t need to be an “artist.” You just need to enjoy it! The truth be told, the only person who can tell you “I can’t” is you.
That Doesn’t Apply To Me Because They Have It Better Than Me
Do you look for reasons why someone else can but you can’t? “They must not have kids or family obligations, I have arthritis, or I don’t have enough time.” Okay, fine, but look at all the people who also have considerable obstacles & have found time for art & balance in their lives anyways. The family will survive without you for a couple of hours & there are always ways to get around physical obstacles.
It’s Too Hard
The path of least resistance is often the path of least reward. You need to do hard things. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. You must run to be a runner, write to be a writer…..you must do art to become artful!
Sure you can always do it later but why should your later self be more disciplined than your present self? Start now! It’s never too late. Move forward and keep growing in your life.