Living Your Truth: Ep. 03 Doing the work and building creative confidence with Jill Dimond Art

Jill Dimond Art is an artist, photographer, and transcriber. She likes to draw nature and celebrate wildlife through her art. In this conversation, we talked about her journey of embracing her love for making art, doing the work, finding the courage to share her work online and building creative confidence along the way too.

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  • realizing her creative side
  • gathering the courage to share her work online
  • struggles with procrastination and perfectionism
  • developing the practice of making art
  • celebrating wildlife and nature via art
  • the importance of creating
  • struggles with confidence and a different approach towards feeling confident
  • feeling the discomfort in the creative process
  • practicing matters
  • trying something new and feeling unsafe
  • feeling the fear
  • attaching results to the outcome
  • going through the process
  • we all start somewhere
  • trusting ourselves
  • struggles with selling
  • the creative process on a day to day basis
  • the importance of being outside and connecting with nature


  • Jill’s website and Instagram
  • Quote by Ira Glass“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”


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