Artists, if you sometimes (or all the time) feel like you hate your work — know that you’re not alone.

Most days I feel like a total fake. Like the work I’m creating sucks and I’ll never live up to my goals and expectations.

But the good news is that every once in a while, you’ll create something and feel proud. And you’ll know that you’re taking little steps.

That was me last night. I got to do a shoot for a magazine cover and actually feel proud of what I came out with. I hope you get to feel the same way soon.

Keep at it, because every day you take one step toward closing the gap between where your art is today and where you dream of it being.

This is a photo of me shot after we wrapped last night’s shoot.