First off I want to take this moment to talk about something that might sound like I'm tooting my horn....and if I wanted to I would...because it's my blog and I can...
Here is last years Halloween cookies:
They're allright...nothing to write home about but good....I was very happy with these when I shipped them off to my old college dorm neighbor :)
Stay with me...I actually have a point. I used to look at my favorite bloggers and wonder why my stuff didn't look quite like theirs. I used the same icings, I tried the same techniques, I followed the tutorials, but mine just didn't have the same...sumthin' sumthin'....
I guess I am writing this because I want to emphasize the importance of practice...those Halloween cookies were hundreds of cookies ago. I mean since then and now I have decorated HUNDREDS of cookies, much to the chagrin of my ever growing carpal tunnel.
Over time, and practice I feel that now I may have reached a stride...finally after a year and a half I have reached a level where I am content with my abilities. Not to say that I wont ALWAYS be learning something new, or that I wont ALWAYS be trying to improve myself. BECAUSE I WILL.....that's the great thing about learning...it never stops. I love it.
So if you have a day where you feel like you're just never going to be as good as Jane blogger on the internet, don't give up. KEEP PRACTICING! You will find your style, your niche, your stride.
Who knows, one day I will probably look back on this post and say wow....I was crap back then.
This years Halloween cookies (which I love) may not be the best I see in what I hope is a long love affair with cookies, but a year and hundreds of cookies later I can finally see my growth...and that feels good